Saturday, May 14, 2016

All Nobel Prizes in Literature 1955 -2015, around 61 years of history


 

The Nobel Prize in Literature has been awarded 108 times to 112 Nobel Laureates between 1901 and 2015. Click on the links to get more information.

The Nobel Prize in Literature 2016

The 2016 Nobel Prize in Literature has not been awarded yet. The date will be set later.

The Nobel Prize in Literature 2015

Svetlana Alexievich
"for her polyphonic writings, a monument to suffering and courage in our time"

The Nobel Prize in Literature 2014

Patrick Modiano
"for the art of memory with which he has evoked the most ungraspable human destinies and uncovered the life-world of the occupation"

The Nobel Prize in Literature 2013

Alice Munro
"master of the contemporary short story"

The Nobel Prize in Literature 2012

Mo Yan
"who with hallucinatory realism merges folk tales, history and the contemporary"

The Nobel Prize in Literature 2011

Tomas Tranströmer
"because, through his condensed, translucent images, he gives us fresh access to reality"

The Nobel Prize in Literature 2010

Mario Vargas Llosa
"for his cartography of structures of power and his trenchant images of the individual's resistance, revolt, and defeat"

The Nobel Prize in Literature 2009

Herta Müller
"who, with the concentration of poetry and the frankness of prose, depicts the landscape of the dispossessed"

The Nobel Prize in Literature 2008

Jean-Marie Gustave Le Clézio
"author of new departures, poetic adventure and sensual ecstasy, explorer of a humanity beyond and below the reigning civilization"

The Nobel Prize in Literature 2007

Doris Lessing
"that epicist of the female experience, who with scepticism, fire and visionary power has subjected a divided civilisation to scrutiny"

The Nobel Prize in Literature 2006

Orhan Pamuk
"who in the quest for the melancholic soul of his native city has discovered new symbols for the clash and interlacing of cultures"

The Nobel Prize in Literature 2005

Harold Pinter
"who in his plays uncovers the precipice under everyday prattle and forces entry into oppression's closed rooms"

The Nobel Prize in Literature 2004

Elfriede Jelinek
"for her musical flow of voices and counter-voices in novels and plays that with extraordinary linguistic zeal reveal the absurdity of society's clichés and their subjugating power"

The Nobel Prize in Literature 2003

John M. Coetzee
"who in innumerable guises portrays the surprising involvement of the outsider"

The Nobel Prize in Literature 2002

Imre Kertész
"for writing that upholds the fragile experience of the individual against the barbaric arbitrariness of history"

The Nobel Prize in Literature 2001

Sir Vidiadhar Surajprasad Naipaul
"for having united perceptive narrative and incorruptible scrutiny in works that compel us to see the presence of suppressed histories"

The Nobel Prize in Literature 2000

Gao Xingjian
"for an æuvre of universal validity, bitter insights and linguistic ingenuity, which has opened new paths for the Chinese novel and drama"

The Nobel Prize in Literature 1999

Günter Grass
"whose frolicsome black fables portray the forgotten face of history"

The Nobel Prize in Literature 1998

José Saramago
"who with parables sustained by imagination, compassion and irony continually enables us once again to apprehend an elusory reality"

The Nobel Prize in Literature 1997

Dario Fo
"who emulates the jesters of the Middle Ages in scourging authority and upholding the dignity of the downtrodden"

The Nobel Prize in Literature 1996

Wislawa Szymborska
"for poetry that with ironic precision allows the historical and biological context to come to light in fragments of human reality"

The Nobel Prize in Literature 1995

Seamus Heaney
"for works of lyrical beauty and ethical depth, which exalt everyday miracles and the living past"

The Nobel Prize in Literature 1994

Kenzaburo Oe
"who with poetic force creates an imagined world, where life and myth condense to form a disconcerting picture of the human predicament today"

The Nobel Prize in Literature 1993

Toni Morrison
"who in novels characterized by visionary force and poetic import, gives life to an essential aspect of American reality"

The Nobel Prize in Literature 1992

Derek Walcott
"for a poetic oeuvre of great luminosity, sustained by a historical vision, the outcome of a multicultural commitment"

The Nobel Prize in Literature 1991

Nadine Gordimer
"who through her magnificent epic writing has - in the words of Alfred Nobel - been of very great benefit to humanity"

The Nobel Prize in Literature 1990

Octavio Paz
"for impassioned writing with wide horizons, characterized by sensuous intelligence and humanistic integrity"

The Nobel Prize in Literature 1989

Camilo José Cela
"for a rich and intensive prose, which with restrained compassion forms a challenging vision of man's vulnerability"

The Nobel Prize in Literature 1988

Naguib Mahfouz
"who, through works rich in nuance - now clear-sightedly realistic, now evocatively ambiguous - has formed an Arabian narrative art that applies to all mankind"

The Nobel Prize in Literature 1987

Joseph Brodsky
"for an all-embracing authorship, imbued with clarity of thought and poetic intensity"

The Nobel Prize in Literature 1986

Wole Soyinka
"who in a wide cultural perspective and with poetic overtones fashions the drama of existence"

The Nobel Prize in Literature 1985

Claude Simon
"who in his novel combines the poet's and the painter's creativeness with a deepened awareness of time in the depiction of the human condition"

The Nobel Prize in Literature 1984

Jaroslav Seifert
"for his poetry which endowed with freshness, sensuality and rich inventiveness provides a liberating image of the indomitable spirit and versatility of man"

The Nobel Prize in Literature 1983

William Golding
"for his novels which, with the perspicuity of realistic narrative art and the diversity and universality of myth, illuminate the human condition in the world of today"

The Nobel Prize in Literature 1982

Gabriel García Márquez
"for his novels and short stories, in which the fantastic and the realistic are combined in a richly composed world of imagination, reflecting a continent's life and conflicts"

The Nobel Prize in Literature 1981

Elias Canetti
"for writings marked by a broad outlook, a wealth of ideas and artistic power"

The Nobel Prize in Literature 1980

Czeslaw Milosz
"who with uncompromising clear-sightedness voices man's exposed condition in a world of severe conflicts"

The Nobel Prize in Literature 1979

Odysseus Elytis
"for his poetry, which, against the background of Greek tradition, depicts with sensuous strength and intellectual clear-sightedness modern man's struggle for freedom and creativeness"

The Nobel Prize in Literature 1978

Isaac Bashevis Singer
"for his impassioned narrative art which, with roots in a Polish-Jewish cultural tradition, brings universal human conditions to life"

The Nobel Prize in Literature 1977

Vicente Aleixandre
"for a creative poetic writing which illuminates man's condition in the cosmos and in present-day society, at the same time representing the great renewal of the traditions of Spanish poetry between the wars"

The Nobel Prize in Literature 1976

Saul Bellow
"for the human understanding and subtle analysis of contemporary culture that are combined in his work"

The Nobel Prize in Literature 1975

Eugenio Montale
"for his distinctive poetry which, with great artistic sensitivity, has interpreted human values under the sign of an outlook on life with no illusions"

The Nobel Prize in Literature 1974

Eyvind Johnson
"for a narrative art, far-seeing in lands and ages, in the service of freedom"
Harry Martinson
"for writings that catch the dewdrop and reflect the cosmos"

The Nobel Prize in Literature 1973

Patrick White
"for an epic and psychological narrative art which has introduced a new continent into literature"

The Nobel Prize in Literature 1972

Heinrich Böll
"for his writing which through its combination of a broad perspective on his time and a sensitive skill in characterization has contributed to a renewal of German literature"

The Nobel Prize in Literature 1971

Pablo Neruda
"for a poetry that with the action of an elemental force brings alive a continent's destiny and dreams"

The Nobel Prize in Literature 1970

Aleksandr Isayevich Solzhenitsyn
"for the ethical force with which he has pursued the indispensable traditions of Russian literature"

The Nobel Prize in Literature 1969

Samuel Beckett
"for his writing, which - in new forms for the novel and drama - in the destitution of modern man acquires its elevation"

The Nobel Prize in Literature 1968

Yasunari Kawabata
"for his narrative mastery, which with great sensibility expresses the essence of the Japanese mind"

The Nobel Prize in Literature 1967

Miguel Angel Asturias
"for his vivid literary achievement, deep-rooted in the national traits and traditions of Indian peoples of Latin America"

The Nobel Prize in Literature 1966

Shmuel Yosef Agnon
"for his profoundly characteristic narrative art with motifs from the life of the Jewish people"
Nelly Sachs
"for her outstanding lyrical and dramatic writing, which interprets Israel's destiny with touching strength"

The Nobel Prize in Literature 1965

Mikhail Aleksandrovich Sholokhov
"for the artistic power and integrity with which, in his epic of the Don, he has given expression to a historic phase in the life of the Russian people"

The Nobel Prize in Literature 1964

Jean-Paul Sartre
"for his work which, rich in ideas and filled with the spirit of freedom and the quest for truth, has exerted a far-reaching influence on our age"

The Nobel Prize in Literature 1963

Giorgos Seferis
"for his eminent lyrical writing, inspired by a deep feeling for the Hellenic world of culture"

The Nobel Prize in Literature 1962

John Steinbeck
"for his realistic and imaginative writings, combining as they do sympathetic humour and keen social perception"

The Nobel Prize in Literature 1961

Ivo Andric
"for the epic force with which he has traced themes and depicted human destinies drawn from the history of his country"

The Nobel Prize in Literature 1960

Saint-John Perse
"for the soaring flight and the evocative imagery of his poetry which in a visionary fashion reflects the conditions of our time"

The Nobel Prize in Literature 1959

Salvatore Quasimodo
"for his lyrical poetry, which with classical fire expresses the tragic experience of life in our own times"

The Nobel Prize in Literature 1958

Boris Leonidovich Pasternak
"for his important achievement both in contemporary lyrical poetry and in the field of the great Russian epic tradition"

The Nobel Prize in Literature 1957

Albert Camus
"for his important literary production, which with clear-sighted earnestness illuminates the problems of the human conscience in our times"

The Nobel Prize in Literature 1956

Juan Ramón Jiménez
"for his lyrical poetry, which in Spanish language constitutes an example of high spirit and artistical purity"

The Nobel Prize in Literature 1955

Halldór Kiljan Laxness
"for his vivid epic power which has renewed the great narrative art of Iceland"

1 comment:

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