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Nobel Prize for Literature

“The said interest shall be divided into five equal parts, which shall be apportioned as follows: /- - -/ one part to the person who shall have produced in the field of literature the most outstanding work in an ideal direction ...” (Excerpt from the will of Alfred Nobel)

Alfred Nobel had broad cultural interests. During his early youth, he developed his literary interests which lasted throughout his life. His library consisted of a rich and broad selection of literature in different languages. During the last years of his life, he tried his hand as an author and began writing fiction. Literature was the fourth prize area Nobel mentioned in his will.

The Nobel Prize in Literature is awarded by the Swedish Academy, Stockholm, Sweden.


 

Tales from the Heart: True Stories from My Childhood Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781569473474
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Published: Soho Press - January 1st, 2004

2018 New Academy Prize in Literature Winner

The New Academy Prize in Literature was established in 2018 in lieu of the Nobel Prize in Literature, which was not awarded in 2018. The New Academy will be dissolved in December 2018.

 


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The Buried Giant (Vintage International) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780307455796
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Published: Vintage - January 5th, 2016

The Nobel Prize in Literature for 2017 is awarded to Kazuo Ishiguro"who, in novels of great emotional force, has uncovered the abyss beneath our illusory sense of connection with the world".


Voices from Chernobyl: The Oral History of a Nuclear Disaster Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780312425845
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Published: Picador USA - April 18th, 2006

Svetlana Alexievich is the 14th woman to win the Nobel Prize in Literature in its 114-year history.


Suspended Sentences: Three Novellas (The Margellos World Republic of Letters) Cover Image
By Patrick Modiano, Mark Polizzotti (Translated by)
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ISBN: 9780300198058
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Published: Yale University Press - November 11th, 2014

Our congratulations to French novelist Patrick Modiano for his Nobel Prize in Literature 2014. Mr. Modiano has won the Nobel Prize in Literature "for the art of memory with which he has evoked the most ungraspable human destinies and uncovered the life-world of the Occupation," the Swedish Academy said.


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Missing Person (Verba Mundi Book) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781567922813
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Published: David R. Godine Publisher - March 11th, 2005

Winner of France's primier literary prize, the Prix Goncourt, Missing Person is considered Modiano's most important novel. 

(Daniel Weissbort's acclaimed English translation.)


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Family Furnishings: Selected Stories, 1995-2014 Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781101874103
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Published: Knopf Publishing Group - November 11th, 2014

Our congratulations to Alice Munro for her Nobel Prize in Literature 2013, which "was awarded to Alice Munro master of the contemporary short story."

Family Furnishings represents a lovingly curated collection of Munro's best stories from 1995-2014.


Inspired Notes Cover Image
By Tomas Transtromer, John F. Deane (Translator)
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ISBN: 9781906614539
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Published: Dedalus Press - November 4th, 2011

The Deleted World: Poems Cover Image
By Tomas Transtromer, Robin Robertson (Translated by)
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ISBN: 9780374533533
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - December 19th, 2011

Memories Look at Me: A Memoir Cover Image
By Tomas Transtromer, Robin Fulton (Translated by)
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ISBN: 9780811220187
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Published: New Directions - December 17th, 2011

For the Living and the Dead Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062189738
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Published: Ecco Press - November 1st, 2011

The Sorrow Gondola/Sorgegondolen (Green Integer #177) Cover Image
By Tomas Tranströmer, Michael McGriff (Translator), Mikaela Grassl (Translator)
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ISBN: 9781933382449
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Published: Green Integer - October 15th, 2010

The Great Enigma: New Collected Poems Cover Image
By Tomas Transtromer, Robin Fulton (Translated by)
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ISBN: 9780811216722
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Published: New Directions - October 17th, 2006

The Half-Finished Heaven: The Best Poems of Tomas Transtromer Cover Image
By Tomas Transtromer, Robert Bly (Translator)
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ISBN: 9781555973513
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Published: Graywolf Press - October 1st, 2001