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Awards: 106 Prizes to 110 Laureates
Shared prizes: 4
Awarded women: 13
Average age of a Literature Laureate: 64
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The Nobel Prize in Literature Prize

Awarded to 110 Nobel Laureates since 1901

“The said interest shall be divided into five equal parts, which shall be apportioned as follows: /- - -/ one part to the person who shall have produced in the field of literature the most outstanding work in an ideal direction ...”

(Excerpt from the will of Alfred Nobel)

Alfred Nobel had broad cultural interests. During his early youth, he developed his literary interests which lasted throughout his life. His library consisted of a rich and broad selection of literature in different languages. During the last years of his life, he tried his hand as an author and began writing fiction. Literature was the fourth prize area Nobel mentioned in his will.

The Nobel Prize in Literature is awarded by the Swedish Academy, Stockholm, Sweden.

2013 Literature Prize

Alice Munro

Acclaimed for Finely Tuned Storytelling

The Nobel Prize in Literature 2013 was awarded to Alice Munro "master of the contemporary short story".

Alice Munro

"I Made Stories Up All the Time"

The 2013 Nobel Lecture in Literature was replaced by a pre-recorded video conversation with Alice Munro.

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