Nominations by Nobel Literature Laureates

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 Fréderic 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
 1923Sigmund Freud (Austrian physician and author) 1936Thomas Hardy (English author) 1923Rudolf Maria Holzapfel (German philosopher) 1925, 1927, 1928Joseph Henri Rosny aîné (Belgian-French author) 1928, 1933,
1916 Verner von Heidenstam Juhani Aho (Finnish author) 1919

Henri Bergson
 1918, 1921Georg Brandes (Danish critic and literature historian) 1922Guglielmo Ferrero (Italian historian) 1925Maxim Gorkij (Russian author) 1928Bertel Gripenberg (Finnish author) 1934Jarl Hemmer (Finnish author) 1934Kostis 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.