Nobel Prize in Literature

The Nobel Prize in Literature is awarded annually, since 1901, to an author from any country who has, in the words from the will of Alfred Nobel, produced "in the field of literature the most outstanding work in an ideal direction". The "work" in this case refers to an author's work as a whole, though individual works are sometimes also cited.

2017 - Kazuo Ishiguro (1954-)
2016 - Bob Dylan (1941-)
2015 - Svetlana Alexievich (1948-)
2014 - Patrick Modiano (1945-)
2013 - Alice Munro (1931-)
2012 - Mo Yan (1955-)
2011 - Tomas Tranströmer (1931-2015)
2010 - Mario Vargas Llosa (1936-) 
2009 - Herta Müller (1953-)
2008 - J. M. G. Le Clézio (1940-)
2007 - Doris Lessing (1919-2013)
2006 - Orhan Pamuk (1952-)
2005 - Harold Pinter (1930-2008)
2004 - Elfriede Jelinek (1946-)
2003 - J.M. Coetzee (1940-)
2002 - Imre Kertész (1929-2016)
2001 - Sir V.S Naipaul (1932-)
2000 - Gao Xingjian (1940-)
1999 - Günter Grass (1927-2015)
1998 - José Saramago (1922-2010)
1997 - Dario Fo (1926-2016)
1996 - Wislawa Szymborska (1923-2012)
1995 - Seamus Heaney (1939-2013)
1994 - Kenzaburo Oe (1935-)
1993 - Toni Morrison (1931-)
1992 - Derek Walcott (1930-)
1991 - Nadine Gordimer (1923-2014)
1990 - Octavio Paz (1914-1998)
1989 - Camilo José Cela (1916-2002)
1988 - Naguib Mahfouz (1911-2006)
1987 - Joseph Brodsky (1940-1996)
1986 - Wole Soyinka (1934-)
1985 - Claude Simon (1913-2005)
1984 - Jaroslav Seifert (1901-1986)
1983 - Sir William Golding (1911-1993)
1982 - Gabriel Garcia Marquez (1928-2014)
1981 - Elias Canetti (1905-1994)
1980 - Czesław Miłosz (1911-2004)
1979 - Odysseas Elytis (1911-1996)
1978 - Isaac Bashevis Singer (1904-1991)
1977 - Vicente Aleixandre (1898-1984)
1976 - Saul Bellow (1915-2005)
1975 - Eugenio Montale (1896-1981)
1974 - Eyvind Johnson (1900-1976) and Harry Martinson (1904-1978)
1973 - Patrick White (1912-1990)
1972 - Heinrich Böll (1917-1985)
1971 - Pablo Neruda (1904-1973)
1970 - Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn (1918-2008)
1969 - Samuel Beckett (1906-1989)
1968 - Yasunari Kawabata (1899-1972)
1967 - Miguel Ángel Asturias (1899-1974)
1966 - Shmuel Yosef Agnon (1888-1970) and Nelly Sachs (1891-1970)
1965 - Mikhail Aleksandrovich Sholokhov (1905-1984)
1964 - Jean-Paul Sartre (declined prize) (1905-1980)
1963 - Giorgos Seferis (1900-1971)
1962 - John Steinbeck (1902-1968)
1961 - Ivo Andric (1892-1975)
1960 - Saint-John Perse (1887-1975)
1959 - Salvatore Quasimodo (1901-1968)
1958 - Boris Pasternak (forced to decline) (1890-1960)
1957 - Albert Camus (1913-1960)
1956 - Juan Ramón Jiménez (1881-1958)
1955 - Halldór Laxness (1902-1998)
1954 - Ernest Hemingway (1899-1961)
1953 - Sir Winston Churchill (1874-1965)
1952 - François Mauriac (1885-1970)
1951 - Pär Lagerkvist (1891-1974)
1950 - Bertrand Russell (1872-1970)
1949 - William Faulkner (1897-1962)
1948 - T.S. Eliot (1888-1965)
1947 - André Gide (1869-1951)
1946 - Hermann Hesse (1877-1962)
1945 - Gabriela Mistral (1889-1957)
1944 - Johannes V. Jensen (1873-1950)
1939 - Frans Eemil Sillanpää (1888-1964)
1938 - Pearl S. Buck (1892-1973)
1937 - Roger Martin du Gard (1881-1958)
1936 - Eugene O'Neill (1888-1953)
1934 - Luigi Pirandello (1867-1936)
1933 - Ivan Bunin (1870-1953)
1932 - John Galsworthy (1867-1933)
1931 - Erik Axel Karlfeldt (1864-1931)
1930 - Sinclair Lewis (1885-1951)
1929 - Thomas Mann (1875-1955)
1928 - Sigrid Undset (1882-1949)
1927 - Henri Bergson (1859-1941)
1926 - Grazia Deledda (1871-1936)
1925 - George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950)
1924 - Władysław Reymont (1867-1925)
1923 - William Butler Yeats (1865-1939)
1922 - Jacinto Benavente (1866-1954)
1921 - Anatole France (1844-1924)
1920 - Knut Hamsun (1859-1952)
1919 - Carl Spitteler (1845-1924)
1917 - Karl Gjellerup (1857-1919) and Henrik Pontoppidan (1857-1943)
1916 - Verner von Heidenstam (1859-1940)
1915 - Romain Rolland (1866-1944)
1913 - Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941)
1912 - Gerhart Hauptmann (1862-1946)
1911 - Maurice Maeterlinck (1862-1949)
1910 - Paul von Heyse (1830-1914)
1909 - Selma Lagerlöf (1858-1940)
1908 - Rudolf Eucken (1846-1926)
1907 - Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936)
1906 - Giosuè Carducci (1835-1907)
1905 - Henryk Sienkiewicz (1846-1916)
1904 - Frédéric Mistral (1830-1914) and José Echegaray(1832-1916) 
1903 - Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson (1832-1910) 
1902 - Theodor Mommsen (1817-1903)
1901 - Sully Prudhomme (1839-1907)

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