All Nobel Laureates in Literature
See all Nobel Laureates in Literature and why they were awarded the Nobel Prize.
Awards: 107 Prizes to 111 Laureates
Prizes shared between two Laureates: 4
Awarded women: 13
Average age of a Literature Laureate: 65
"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.
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