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authors have received the Nobel Prize in Literature between 1901 and 2016.
years was the age of the oldest Literature Laureate ever, Doris Lessing.
years was the age of the youngest Literature Laureate ever, Rudyard Kipling, awarded the Nobel Prize in 1907 and best known for 'The Jungle Book'.
women have been awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature so far.
1991 Nobel Laureate in Literature Nadine Gordimer reads her short story Loot from "Loot and Other Stories".
Mario Vargas Llosa, 2010 Literature Laureate, reads an excerpt from "The Storyteller" ("El Hablador").Mario Vargas Llosa reads the excerpt in Spanish
2006 Nobel Laureate in Literature Orhan Pamuk reads from his novel "Istanbul: Memories of a City".Read the excerpt from "Istanbul"
Svetlana Alexievich depicts life during and after the Soviet Union through the experience of individuals.Read an excerpt from her book Voices from Chernobyl
Naguib Mahfouz' rich and complex work invites us to reconsider the fundamental things in life: the nature of time and love, society and norms, knowledge and faith.Read the beginning of his novel Midaq Alley
Almost everything Herta Müller writes is about life under Ceauşescu's Romanian dictatorship, its fear and betrayal and constant surveillance.Read Herta Müller's Nobel Lecture Every word knows something of a vicious circle
Wole Soyinka's background and upbringing in the small Nigerian town of Aké, with a mixture of traditional and western traditions, gave him unusual conditions for a literary career.Read an excerpt from his book Aké. The Years of Childhood
In her Nobel Lecture, Toni Morrison talks about the power of language, and that it's important that we all take responsibility for it.
Bob Dylan did not attend the Nobel Prize Award Ceremony in Stockholm in December 2016, but he wrote a speech for the Nobel Banquet, here read by Azita Raji, then the United States' Ambassador to Sweden.
Due to health reasons, Harold Pinter gave his Nobel Lecture Art, Truth & Politics as a video lecture.
Have you read the well-known book by William Golding? How much do you remember?Play the Lord of the Flies Game
Tell us about your favorite book by an author awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature.Recommend a book
Can you find the hidden names of Literature Laureates in the ocean of letters.Try the game
Between 1901 and 2015, the Nobel Prizes and the Prize in Economic Sciences were awarded 573 times to 900 people and organizations.
The youngest Nobel Laureate ever is 17-year old Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Malala Yousafzai.List of all Nobel Laureates by age
Five married couples have been awarded Nobel Prizes.Read more
Literary mastery, pioneering science, life-saving discoveries and actions for peace and human rights - achievements of women around the world awarded the Nobel Prize. See them all in this video.
Eleven persons were awarded Nobel Prizes in 2016. See a short presentation of them here.2016 Nobel Laureates
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On 27 November 1895, Alfred Nobel signed his third and last will at the Swedish-Norwegian Club in Paris. When it was opened and read after his death, the will caused a lot of controversy both in Sweden and internationally, as Alfred Nobel had left much of his wealth for the establishment of a prize.Learn more about Alfred Nobel
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Nobel Center is to be built on Blasieholmen, on a wonderful site along Stockholm's central waterfront. Through its broad public activities, the Nobel Center will invite people into the Nobel Prize's unique world of natural sciences, humanities and peace efforts and become a meeting place that inspires curiosity and creativity.
Alexei Abrikosov, who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics 2003 for pioneering contributions to the theory of superconductors and superfluids, passed away on 29 March, age 88.Biography of Alexei Abrikosov
Derek Walcott was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature 1992 "for a poetic oeuvre of great luminosity, sustained by a historical vision, the outcome of a multicultural commitment".1992 Nobel Prize in Literature
Hans G. Dehmelt, awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics 1989 for the development of the ion trap technique, passed away on 7 March, age 94.Hans Dehmelt's autobiography