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Nobel Prize in Literature Winners List

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List of Nobel Prize in Literature winners from every year the award has been given out. All Nobel Prize in Literature winners are listed below in order of popularity, but can be sorted by any column. People who won the Nobel Prize in Literature award are listed along with photos for every Nobel Prize in Literature winner that has a picture associated with their name online. You can click on the name of the Nobel Prize in Literature award recipients to get more information about each. People who won the Nobel Prize in Literature are usually listed by year, but on this list you've got a complete list of Nobel Prize in Literature winners from all years. If this proves to not be a full list of Nobel Prize in Literature winners, you can help make it so by adding to this one. This list includes the most memorable and well-known Nobel Prize in Literature winners of all time. Anybody who won the Nobel Prize in Literature usually has a picture associated with their name, so all the Nobel Prize in Literature-winning people are listed here with photos when available. This list spans the history of the Nobel Prize in Literature, so most of the famous Nobel Prize in Literature winners are here and can be a good starting point for making a list of your favorites. This list answers the question "who are all the people who have ever won Nobel Prize in Literature?" If you're looking for all the nominees, you can click the links above the title of this page to the Listopedia page where you'll find a directory of award nominees, as well as the rest of the award winners lists we have. You can use this factual list to create a new list, re-rank it to fit your views, then share it with your Twitter followers, Facebook friends or with any other social networks you use on a regular basis. Items include everything from Isaac Bashevis Singer to Henryk Sienkiewicz. (108 items)
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Albert Camus is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Nobel Prize in Literature Winners List
Albert Camus was a French Nobel Prize winning author, journalist, and philosopher. His views contributed to the rise of the philosophy known as absurdism. He wrote in his essay "The ...more
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Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Nobel Prize in Literature Winners List
Aleksandr Isayevich Solzhenitsyn was a Russian novelist, historian, and critic of Soviet totalitarianism. He helped to raise global awareness of the gulag. While his writings were long ...more
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Anatole France is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Nobel Prize in Literature Winners List
Anatole France was a French poet, journalist, and novelist. He was born in Paris, and died in Saint-Cyr-sur-Loire. He was a successful novelist, with several best-sellers. Ironic and skeptical, ...more
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André Gide is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Nobel Prize in Literature Winners List
André Paul Guillaume Gide was a French author and winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1947 "for his comprehensive and artistically significant writings, in which human ...more
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Bertrand Russell is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Nobel Prize in Literature Winners List
Bertrand Arthur William Russell, 3rd Earl Russell, OM, FRS was a British philosopher, logician, mathematician, historian, writer, social critic and political activist. At various points in his ...more
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Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Nobel Prize in Literature Winners List
Bjørnstjerne Martinius Bjørnson was a Norwegian writer who received the 1903 Nobel Prize in Literature "as a tribute to his noble, magnificent and versatile poetry, which has ...more
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Boris Pasternak is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Nobel Prize in Literature Winners List
Boris Leonidovich Pasternak was a Russian poet, novelist, and literary translator. In his native Russian, Pasternak's first book of poems, My Sister, Life, is one of the most influential ...more
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Camilo José Cela is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Nobel Prize in Literature Winners List
Camilo José Cela y Trulock, 1st Marquis of Iria Flavia was a Spanish novelist, short story writer and essayist associated with the Generation of '36 movement. He was awarded the 1989 ...more
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Carl Spitteler is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Nobel Prize in Literature Winners List
Carl Friedrich Georg Spitteler was a Swiss poet who was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1919 "in special appreciation of his epic, Olympian Spring". His work includes both ...more
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Claude Simon is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Nobel Prize in Literature Winners List
Claude Simon was a French novelist and the 1985 Nobel Laureate in Literature. His parents were French, his father being a career officer who was killed in the First World War. He grew up with ...more
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Czesław Miłosz is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Nobel Prize in Literature Winners List
Czesław Miłosz was a Polish poet, prose writer, translator and diplomat of Lithuanian origin. His WWII-era sequence, The World, is a collection of twenty naive poems. He served as Polish ...more
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Dario Fo is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Nobel Prize in Literature Winners List
Dario Fo is an Italian actor-playwright, comedian, singer, theatre director, stage designer, songwriter, painter and political campaigner, and recipient of the 1997 Nobel Prize in Literature. ...more
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Derek Walcott is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Nobel Prize in Literature Winners List
Derek Alton Walcott, OBE OCC is a Saint Lucian poet and playwright. He received the 1992 Nobel Prize in Literature. He is currently Professor of Poetry at the University of Essex. His works ...more
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Doris Lessing is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Nobel Prize in Literature Winners List
Doris May Lessing CH was a British novelist, poet, playwright, librettist, biographer and short story writer. Her novels include The Grass is Singing, the sequence of five novels. Lessing was ...more
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Elfriede Jelinek is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Nobel Prize in Literature Winners List
Elfriede Jelinek is an Austrian playwright and novelist. She was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2004 for her "musical flow of voices and counter-voices in novels and plays that, ...more
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Elias Canetti is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Nobel Prize in Literature Winners List
Elias Canetti was a German language author, born in Bulgaria, and later a British citizen. He was a modernist novelist, playwright, memoirist, and non-fiction writer. He won the Nobel Prize in ...more
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Erik Axel Karlfeldt is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Nobel Prize in Literature Winners List
Erik Axel Karlfeldt was a Swedish poet whose highly symbolist poetry masquerading as regionalism was popular and won him the Nobel Prize in Literature posthumously in 1931. It has been rumored ...more
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Ernest Hemingway is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Nobel Prize in Literature Winners List
Ernest Miller Hemingway was an American author and journalist. His economical and understated style had a strong influence on 20th-century fiction, while his life of adventure and his public ...more
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Eugene O'Neill is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Nobel Prize in Literature Winners List
Eugene Gladstone O'Neill was an American playwright and Nobel laureate in Literature. His poetically titled plays were among the first to introduce into American drama techniques of realism ...more
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Eugenio Montale is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Nobel Prize in Literature Winners List
Eugenio Montale was an Italian poet, prose writer, editor and translator, and recipient of the 1975 Nobel Prize in Literature. He is widely considered the greatest Italian lyric poet since ...more
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Eyvind Johnson is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Nobel Prize in Literature Winners List
Eyvind Johnson was a Swedish writer and author. He became a member of the Swedish Academy in 1957 and shared the Nobel Prize in Literature with Harry Martinson in 1974 with the citation: for a ...more
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François Mauriac is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Nobel Prize in Literature Winners List
François Charles Mauriac was a French author, member of the Académie française, and laureate of the Nobel Prize in Literature. He was awarded the Grand Cross of the
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Frans Eemil Sillanpää is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Nobel Prize in Literature Winners List
Frans Eemil Sillanpää was one of the most famous Finnish writers and in 1939 became the first Finnish writer to be awarded the Nobel Prize for literature.
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Frédéric Mistral is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Nobel Prize in Literature Winners List
Frédéric Mistral was a French writer and lexicographer of the Occitan language. Mistral received the 1904 Nobel Prize in Literature "in recognition of the fresh originality ...more
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Gabriel García Márquez is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Nobel Prize in Literature Winners List
Gabriel José de la Concordia García Márquez was a Colombian novelist, short-story writer, screenwriter and journalist, known affectionately as Gabo throughout Latin America. ...more