Olga Tokarczuk and Peter Handke
This is a step-by-step timetable for the Nobel Prize Lesson – a ready to use lesson on the 2019 Nobel Prize in Literature. The lesson is designed to take 45 minutes.
No Literature Prize was awarded in 2018. This year the Swedish Academy will announce the Nobel Prize in Literature for both 2018 and 2019.
A Swedish version of the lesson is available at nobelprizemuseum.se
Teacher’s Guide (PDF 60K)
1. Warm-up (5 min)
Ask your students the following questions.
- What is the Nobel Prize?
- Why is it called the Nobel Prize?
- Are you familiar with any Nobel Laureate?
2. Show the video about Alfred Nobel and the Nobel Prize (5 min)
3. Slideshow (15 min)
Show the slides, using the speaker’s manuscript.
Slideshow (PDF 4 MB)
Speaker’s Manuscript (PDF 300 Kb)
4. Show the videos with Mikaela Blomqvist, literature and theatre critic (5 min)
The Nobel Prize in Literature 2018 – Olga Tokarczuk:
The Nobel Prize in Literature 2019 – Peter Handke:
5. Student worksheet (10-15 min)
Ask your students to work individually with the questions and then discuss their answers with a classmate who has worked on the same author.
Student Worksheet – Olga Tokarczuk (PDF 150 Kb)
Student Worksheet – Peter Handke (PDF 150 Kb)
6. Conclusion (5 min)
Summarise what you and the class have understood, and what you have not understood. You can work with the latter on another occasion.
Links for further information
Biobibliographical notes – Olga Tokarczuk
Biobibliographical notes – Peter Handke