The Nobel Prize in Literature 1926
(pen-name of Grazia Madesani, née Deledda)
Born: 27 September 1871, Nuoro, Sardinia, Italy
Died: 15 August 1936, Rome, Italy
Residence at the time of the award: Italy
Prize motivation: "for her idealistically inspired writings which with plastic clarity picture the life on her native island and with depth and sympathy deal with human problems in general"
Grazia Deledda received her Nobel Prize one year later, in 1927.