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authors have received the Nobel Prize in Literature between 1901 and 2017.
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
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Lisa Batiashvili, praised for her virtuosity and profound sensitivity, will be this years soloist at the 2018 Nobel Prize Concert. Tickets go on sale on 16 May at konserthuset.se.More about the concert
The Nobel Prize Concert is a classical music concert of the highest international standard, arranged every year by Nobel Media in cooperation with the Stockholm Concert Hall, and held in honour of the current year's Nobel Laureates.Read more about previous concerts
Between 1901 and 2017, the Nobel Prizes and the Prize in Economic Sciences were awarded 585 times to 923 people and organizations.
The Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded 27 times to organizations.See the list of awarded organizations
The Nobel Prize and Prize in Economic Sciences have been awarded to women 49 times between 1901 and 2017.
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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.
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Peter Grünberg shared the 2007 Nobel Prize in Physics for discovering the phenomenon Giant Magneto Resistance (GMR). He passed away on 9 April at age 78. Applications of this phenomenon have revolutionized techniques for retrieving data from hard disks.Peter Grünberg's autobiography
Pioneering genome scientist Sir John Sulston has passed away at the age of 75. He shared the 2002 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for discoveries which contributed to the understanding of how genes control cell division and cell death in organisms.Biography
Richard E. Taylor passed away on 22 February, age 88. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics 1990 for investigations that found clear signs that there exists an inner structure in the protons and neutrons of the atomic nucleus.Biography of Richard E. Taylor
Medicine Laureate and molecular biologist Günter Blobel passed away on 18 February. Blobel discovered that newly made proteins in living cells are provided with an "address tag" in order to be directed to the right location in the body.Autobiograhy of Günter Blobel