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The Literature Readings are a selection of readings videos by Nobel Laureates in Literature. Orhan Pamuk, Mario Vargas Llosa and Wole Soyinka are just some of the world famous writers reading excerpts from their own work, often in their own language as well as in English.


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2006 Nobel Laureate in Literature Orhan Pamuk reads an excerpt from "Istanbul: Memories of a City". The video was recorded in Stockholm in December 2006.

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2010 Nobel Laureate in Literature Mario Vargas Llosa reads from his book "El Hablador" (in Spanish). The video was recorded in Stockholm in December 2010.

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Spanish 9 min.
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The 1986 Nobel Laureate in Literature Wole Soyinka reads his poem 'Lost Poems' from "Samarkand and Other Markets I Have Known". The video was recorded at Harvard University in April, 2005.

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2002 Nobel Laureate in Literature Imre Kertész reads an excerpt (in German) from his book "Roman eines Schicksallosen" ("Fatelessness").

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