The Nobel Prize in Literature 1952
Born: 11 October 1885, Bordeaux, France
Died: 1 September 1970, Paris, France
Residence at the time of the award: France
Prize motivation: "for the deep spiritual insight and the artistic intensity with which he has in his novels penetrated the drama of human life."
Prize share: 1/1
Their work and discoveries range from the formation of black holes and genetic scissors to efforts to combat hunger and develop new auction formats.
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