List of Nobel Prize Winners in Literature (1901-2016)


Nobel Prizes : This award was set up in 1900 under the will of Alfred Bernhard Nobel. Alfred Nobel was an unmarried Swedish scientist and chemical engineer who discovered Nitroglycerine and its use in the manufacture of dynamics in 1866. This award was instituted in 1901 and is given annually to those persons who have made outstanding contribution in literature, physics, chemistry, medicine, peace and economics. Nobel Prize For Economic Science has been instituted from 1969.

Read : Bob Dylan wins 2016 Nobel Prize for Literature

The Nobel Prize in Literature is awarded annually by the Swedish Academy to authors for outstanding contributions in the field of literature.

Here is the full list of the Nobel laureates in Literature —

2016 : Bob Dylan (US)
2015 : Svetlana Alexievich (Belarus)
2014 : Patrick Modiano (France)
2013 : Alice Munro (Canada)
2012 : Mo Yan (China)
2011 : Tomas Tranströmer (Sweden)
2010 : Mario Vargas Llosa (Peru)
2009 : Herta Müller (Germany)
2008 : J. M. G. Le Clézio (France)
2007 : Doris Lessing (UK)
2006 : Orhan Pamuk (Turkey)
2005 : Harold Pinter (UK)
2004 : Elfriede Jelinek (Austria)
2003 : J. M. Coetzee (South Africa)
2002 : Imre Kertész (Hungary)
2001 : Sir V. S. Naipaul (UK)
2000 : Gao Xingjian (France)
1999 : Günter Grass (Germany)
1998 : José Saramago (Portugal)
1997 : Dario Fo (Italy)
1996 : Wisława Szymborska (Poland)
1995 : Seamus Heaney (Ireland)
1994 : Kenzaburō Ōe (Japan)

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1993 :
Toni Morrison (US)
1992 : Derek Walcott (Saint Lucia)
1991 : Nadine Gordimer (South Africa)
1990 : Octavio Paz (Mexico)
1989 : Camilo José Cela (Spain)
1988 : Naguib Mahfouz (Egypt)
1987 : Joseph Brodsky (US)
1986 : Wole Soyinka (Nigeria)
1985 : Claude Simon (France)
1984 : Jaroslav Seifert (Czechoslovakia)
1983 : William Golding (UK)
1982 : Gabriel García Márquez (Colombia)
1981 : Elias Canetti (UK)
1980 : Czesław Miłosz (Poland)
1979 : Odysseas Elytis (Greece)
1978 : Isaac Bashevis Singer (US)
1977 : Vicente Aleixandre (Spain)
1976 : Saul Bellow (US)
1975 : Eugenio Montale (Italy)
1974 : Eyvind Johnson (Sweden) and Harry Martinson (Sweden)
1973 : Patrick White (Australia)
1972 : Heinrich Böll (West Germany)
1971 : Pablo Neruda (Chile)
1970 : Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn (Soviet Union)
1969 : Samuel Beckett (Ireland)
1968 : Yasunari Kawabata (Japan)
1967 : Miguel Ángel Asturias (Guatemala)
1966 : Shmuel Yosef Agnon (Israel) and Nelly Sachs (Sweden)
1965 : Mikhail Sholokhov (Soviet Union)
1964 : Jean-Paul Sartre (France)
1963 : Giorgos Seferis (Greece)
1962 : John Steinbeck (US)
1961 : Ivo Andrić (Yugoslavia)
1960 : Saint-John Perse (France)
1959 : Salvatore Quasimodo (Italy)
1958 : Boris Pasternak (Soviet Union)
1957 : Albert Camus (France)
1956 : Juan Ramón Jiménez(Spain)
1955 : Halldór Laxness (Iceland)
1954 : Ernest Hemingway (US)
1953 : Sir Winston Churchill (UK)
1952 : François Mauriac (France)
1951 : Pär Lagerkvist (Sweden)
1950 : Bertrand Russell (UK)
1949 : William Faulkner (US)
1948 : T. S. Eliot (UK)
1947 : André Gide (France)
1946 : Hermann Hesse ((Switzerland)-Germany)
1945 : Gabriela Mistral (Chile)
1944 : Johannes Vilhelm Jensen (Denmark)
1943 : Not awarded
1942 : Not awarded
1941 : Not awarded
1940 : Not awarded
1939 : Frans Eemil Sillanpää (Finland)
1938 : Pearl S. Buck (US)
1937 : Roger Martin du Gard (France)
1936 : Eugene O'Neill (US)
1935 : Not awarded
1934 : Luigi Pirandello (Italy)
1933 : Ivan Bunin (France)
1932 : John Galsworthy (UK)
1931 : Erik Axel Karlfeldt (Sweden)
1930 : Sinclair Lewis (US)
1929 : Thomas Mann (Germany)
1928 : Sigrid Undset (Norway)
1927 : Henri Bergson (France)
1926 : Grazia Deledda (Italy)
1925 : George Bernard Shaw (Ireland)
1924 : Władysław Reymont (Poland)
1923 : William Butler Yeats (Ireland)
1922 : Jacinto Benavente (Spain)
1921 : Anatole (France) (France)
1920 : Knut Hamsun (Norway)
1919 : Carl Spitteler (Switzerland)
1918 : Not awarded
1917 : Karl Adolph Gjellerup (Denmark) and Henrik Pontoppidan (Denmark)
1916 : Verner von Heidenstam (Sweden)
1915 : Romain Rolland (France)
1914 : Not awarded
1913 : Rabindranath Tagore (India)
1912 : Gerhart Hauptmann (Germany)
1911 : Maurice Maeterlinck (Belgium)
1910 : Paul von Heyse (Germany)
1909 : Selma Lagerlöf (Sweden)
1908 : Rudolf Christoph Eucken (Germany)
1907 : Rudyard Kipling (UK)
1906 : Giosue Carducci (Italy)
1905 : Henryk Sienkiewicz (Poland)
1904 : Frédéric Mistral (France) and José Echegaray (Spain)
1903 : Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson (Norway)
1902 : Theodor Mommsen (Germany)
1901 : Sully Prudhomme (France)

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