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Nobel Prize in Literature

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List of winners of the Nobel Prize in Literature.

1901 Sully Prudhomme France
1902 Theodor Mommsen Germany
1903 Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson Norway
1904 Frédéric Mistral France
José Echegaray y Eizaguirre Spain
1905 Henryk Sienkiewicz Poland
1906 Giosuè Carducci Italy
1907 Rudyard Kipling United Kingdom
1908 Rudolf Christoph Eucken Germany
1909 Selma Lagerlöf Sweden
1910 Paul Johann Ludwig Heyse Germany
1911 Count Maurice Maeterlinck Belgium
1912 Gerhart Hauptmann Germany
1913 Sir Rabindranath Tagore India
1915 Romain Rolland France
1916 Carl Gustaf Verner von Heidenstam Sweden
1917 Karl Adolph Gjellerup Denmark
Henrik Pontoppidan Denmark
1919 Carl Spitteler Switzerland
1920 Knut Hamsun Norway
1921 Anatole France France
1922 Jacinto Benavente Spain
1923 William Butler Yeats Ireland
1924 Wladyslaw Reymont Poland
1925 George Bernard Shaw Ireland
1926 Grazia Deledda Italy
1927 Henri Bergson France
1928 Sigrid Undset Norway
1929 Thomas Mann Germany
1930 Sinclair Lewis United States
1931 Erik Axel Karlfeldt Sweden
1932 John Galsworthy United Kingdom
1933 Ivan Alekseyevich Bunin Russia
1934 Luigi Pirandello Italy
1936 Eugene O'Neill United States
1937 Roger Martin du Gard France
1938 Pearl S. Buck United States
1939 Frans Eemil Sillanpää Finland
1944 Johannes Vilhelm Jensen Denmark
1945 Gabriela Mistral Chile
1946 Hermann Hesse Germany
1947 André Gide France
1948 T. S. Eliot United States
1949 William Faulkner United States
1950 Bertrand Russell United Kingdom
1951 Pär Lagerkvist Sweden
1952 François Mauriac France
1953 Sir Winston Churchill United Kingdom
1954 Ernest Hemingway United States
1955 Halldór Laxness Iceland
1956 Juan Ramón Jiménez Spain
1957 Albert Camus France
1958 Boris Pasternak Russia
1959 Salvatore Quasimodo Italy
1960 Saint-John Perse France
1961 Ivo Andric Yugoslavia
1962 John Steinbeck United States
1963 Giorgos Seferis Greece
1964 Jean-Paul Sartre (declined the prize) France
1965 Michail Aleksandrovich Sholokhov Russia
1966 Shmuel Yosef Agnon Israel
Nelly Sachs Germany
1967 Miguel Ángel Asturias Guatemala
1968 Yasunari Kawabata Japan
1969 Samuel Beckett Ireland
1970 Aleksandr Isaevich Solzhenitsyn Russia
1971 Pablo Neruda Chile
1972 Heinrich Böll Germany
1973 Patrick White Australia
1974 Eyvind Johnson Sweden
Harry Martinson Sweden
1975 Eugenio Montale Italy
1976 Saul Bellow Canada/United States
1977 Vicente Aleixandre Spain
1978 Isaac Bashevis Singer  
1979 Odysseas Elytis Greece
1980 Czeslaw Milosz Poland
1981 Elias Canetti  
1982 Gabriel García Márquez Colombia
1983 William Golding United Kingdom
1984 Jaroslav Seifert Czechoslovakia
1985 Claude Simon France
1986 Wole Soyinka Nigeria
1987 Joseph Brodsky Russia-United States
1988 Naguib Mahfouz Egypt
1989 Camilo José Cela Spain
1990 Octavio Paz Mexico
1991 Nadine Gordimer South Africa
1992 Derek Walcott St. Lucia
1993 Toni Morrison United States
1994 Kenzaburo Oe Japan
1995 Seamus Heaney Ireland
1996 Wislawa Szymborska Poland
1997 Dario Fo Italy
1998 José Saramago Portugal
1999 Günter Grass Germany
2000 Gao Xingjian China
2001 Vidiadhar Surajprasad Naipaul Trinidad and Tobago
2002 Imre Kertész Hungary
2003 John Maxwell Coetzee South Africa

Note: The women who have received the Nobel Prize for Literature are Selma Lagerlöf, Grazia Deledda, Sigrid Undset, Pearl S. Buck, Gabriela Mistral, Nelly Sachs, Toni Morrison, Nadine Gordimer, and Wislawa Szymborska. The other recipients are men.

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