Shmuel Yosef Agnon
Born: 17 July 1888, Buczacz (now Buchach), Austria-Hungary (now Ukraine)
Died: 17 February 1970, Rehovot, Israel
Residence at the time of the award: Israel
Prize motivation: "for his profoundly characteristic narrative art with motifs from the life of the Jewish people."
Prize share: 1/2