The Nobel Prize in Literature 2021
Born: 1948, Zanzibar
Residence at the time of the award: United Kingdom
Prize motivation: "for his uncompromising and compassionate penetration of the effects of colonialism and the fate of the refugee in the gulf between cultures and continents."
Prize share: 1/1
Curious about 2021 literature laureate Abdulrazak Gurnah but can’t decide which of his books to start with? Here three members of the Swedish Academy give their recommendations.