Winners of the Nobel Prize in Literature

Winners of the Nobel Prize in Literature between 1901-2012

2012- Mo Yan; novel, short story
2011- Tomas Tranströmer; poetry, translation
2010- Mario Vargas Llosa; novel
2009- Herta Müller; novel, poetry
2008- J. M. G. Le Clézio; novel, short story, essay, translation
2007- Doris Lessing; novel, drama, poetry, short story, memoirs
2006- Orhan Pamuk;  novel, screenplay, essay
2005- Harold Pinter; drama
2004- Elfriede Jelinek, novel, drama
2003- J. M. Coetzee; novel, essay, translation
2002- Imre Kertész; novel
2001- V. S. Naipaul; novel, essay
2000- Gao Xingjian; novel, drama, literary criticism
1999- Günter Grass; novel, drama, poetry
1998- José Saramago; novel, drama, poetry
1997- Dario Fo; drama
1996- Wisława Szymborska; poetry
1995- Seamus Heaney; poetry
1994- Kenzaburō Ōe; novel, short story
1993- Toni Morrison; novel
1992- Derek Walcott; poetry
1991- Nadine Gordimer; novel, short story, essay
1990- Octavio Paz; poetry, essay,
1989- Camilo José Cela; novel, short story
1988- Naguib Mahfouz; novel
1987- Joseph Brodsky; poetry
1986- Wole Soyinka; drama, novel, poetry
1985- Claude Simon; novel
1984- Jaroslav Seifert; poetry
1983- William Golding; novel, poetry, drama
1982- Gabriel García Márquez; novel, short story, screenplay
1981- Elias Canetti; novel, drama, memoirs, essay
1980- Czesław Miłosz; poetry, essay
1979- Odysseas Elytis; poetry
1978- Isaac Bashevis Singer; novel, short story, memoirs
1977- Vicente Aleixandre; poetry
1976- Saul Bellow; novel, short story
1975- Eugenio Montale; poetry
1974- Eyvind Johnson; novel
1974- Harry Martinson; poetry, novel, drama
1973- Patrick White; novel, short story, drama
1972- Heinrich Böll; novel, short story
1971- Pablo Neruda; poetry
1970- Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn; novel
1969- Samuel Beckett; novel, drama, poetry
1968- Kawabata Yasunari; novel, short story
1967- Miguel Ángel Asturias; novel, poetry
1966- Shmuel Yosef Agnon; novel, short story
1966- Nelly Sachs; poetry, drama
1965- Mikhail Sholokhov; novel
1964- Jean-Paul Sartre; novel, philosophy, drama, literary criticism, screenplay
1963- Giorgos Seferis; poetry
1962- John Steinbeck; novel, short story, screenplay
1961- Ivo Andrić; novel, short story
1960- Saint-John Perse; poetry
1959- Salvatore Quasimodo; poetry
1958- Boris Pasternak; novel, poetry, translation
1957- Albert Camus; novel, short story, drama, philosophy, essay
1956- Juan Ramón Jiménez; poetry
1955- Halldór Laxness; novel, short story, drama, poetry
1954- Ernest Hemingway; novel, short story, screenplay
1953- Winston Churchill; history, essay, memoirs
1952- François Mauriac; novel, short story
1951- Pär Lagerkvist; poetry, novel, short story, drama
1950- Bertrand Russell; philosophy
1949- William Faulkner; novel, short story
1948- T. S. Eliot; poetry
1947- André Gide; novel, essay
1946- Hermann Hesse; novel, poetry
1945- Gabriela Mistral; poetry
1944- Johannes Vilhelm Jensen; poetry
1943
1942
1941
1940
1939- Frans Eemil Sillanpää; novel
1938- Pearl S. Buck; novel
1937- Roger Martin du Gard; novel
1936- Eugene O’Neill; drama
1935
1934- Luigi Pirandello; drama, novel, short story
1933- Ivan Bunin; short story, poetry, novel
1932- John Galsworthy; novel
1931- Erik Axel Karlfeldt; poetry
1930- Sinclair Lewis; novel, short story, drama
1929- Thomas Mann; novel, short story, essay
1928- Sigrid Undset; novel
1927- Henri Bergson; philosophy
1926- Grazia Deledda; poetry, novel
1925- George Bernard Shaw; drama, literary criticism
1924- Władysław Reymont; novel
1923- William Butler Yeats; poetry
1922- Jacinto Benavente; drama
1921- Anatole France; novel, poetry
1920- Knut Hamsun; novel
1919- Carl Spitteler; poetry
1918
1917- Karl Adolph Gjellerup; poetry
1917- Henrik Pontoppidan; novel
1916- Verner von Heidenstam; poetry, novel
1915- Romain Rolland; novel
1914
1913- Rabindranath Tagore; poetry, novel, drama, short story, music
1912- Gerhart Hauptmann; drama, novel
1911- Maurice Maeterlinck; drama, poetry, essay
1910- Paul von Heyse; poetry, drama, novel, short story
1909- Selma Lagerlöf; novel, short story
1908- Rudolf Christoph Eucken; philosophy
1907 -Rudyard Kipling; novel, short story, poetry
1906- Giosuè Carducci; poetry
1905- Henryk Sienkiewicz; novel
1904- Frédéric Mistral; poetry, philology
1904- José Echegaray; drama
1903- Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson; poetry, novel, drama
1902- Theodor Mommsen; history, law
1901- Sully Prudhomme

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