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Nominations made by Nobel Laureates in Literature (1901-1950)

All information concerning the nominations and selections of the Nobel Laureates is kept a secret for 50 years. That is why we only published information about the first 50 Nobel Prizes in Literature so far. Within the time period (1901-1950) 19 of the 45 Nobel Laureates in Literature submitted names for consideration.

Nobel Prize Nobel Laureate Nominated, name and year
1901 Sully Prudhomme François Coppée (French author) 1903
1904

Frédéric Mistral

Jean Henri Fabre (French enthomologist) 1912

1904 José Echegaray Benito Pérez Galdós (Spanish author) 1912, 1914
1908 Rudolf Eucken Ferdinand Avenarius (German author) 1921
1909 Selma Lagerlöf Georg Brandes (Danish critic and literature historian) 1922
1911 Maurice Maeterlinck Eugène Baie (Belgian historian and author) 1939, 1947, 1948, 1949

Jean Henri Fabre (French entomologist, that is someone who makes scientific studies of insects) 1912

Willem Kloos (Dutch author) 1914

Edmond Picard (Belgian laywer and author) 1913, 1914
1912 Gerhart Hauptmann Verner von Heidenstam 1916

Hugo von Hofmannsthal (Austrian author) 1919

Thomas Mann
1924
1915 Romain Rolland Konstantin Balmont (Russian author) 1923

Ivan Bunin
1923

Sigmund Freud (Austrian physician and author) 1936

Thomas Hardy (English author) 1923

Rudolf Maria Holzapfel (German philosopher) 1925, 1927, 1928

Joseph Henri Rosny aîné (Belgian-French author) 1928, 1933,
1916 Verner von Heidenstam

Juhani Aho (Finnish author) 1919

Henri Bergson
1918, 1921

Georg Brandes (Danish critic and literature historian) 1922

Guglielmo Ferrero (Italian historian) 1925

Maxim Gorkij (Russian author) 1928

Bertel Gripenberg (Finnish author) 1934

Jarl Hemmer (Finnish author) 1934

Kostis Palamas (Greek author) 1928, 1930, 1935

Frans Eemil Sillanpää
1934

Carl Spitteler 1917, 1919

1922 Jacinto Benavente Sofía Casanova (Spanish author) 1926

Concha Espina de la Serna (Spanish author) 1926, 1931
1927 Henri Bergson Paul Valéry (French author) 1930
1928 Sigrid Undset Johan Falkberget (Norwegian author) 1948
1929 Thomas Mann

Hermann Hesse 1931

Ivan Sjmeljov (Russian author) 1931

1930 Sinclair Lewis Carl Sandburg (American author) 1940

Herbert George Wells (English author) 1932
1933 Ivan Bunin Mark Aldanov (Russian author) 1938, 1939, 1947, 1948, 1949, 1950
1938 Pearl Buck Lin Yutang (Chinese author) 1940, 1950
1945 Gabriela Mistral Alfonso Reyes (Mexican author) 1949
1946 Hermann Hesse Martin Buber (Austrian-Israeli religionphilosopher) 1950

Gertrud von Le Fort (German author) 1950
1948 T.S. Eliot Riccardo Bacchelli (Italian author) 1949

 

Reference: Ur svenska akademiens arkiv, Nobelpriset i litteratur, Nomineringar och utlåtanden 1901-1950 utgivna av Bo Svensén, Svenska akademien (DISTR.:NORSTEDTS)

First published 5 October 2009.

 

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