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Nobel Prize winners for Literature

No.  YearWinnerNationalityBooks read
1 1901 Sully Prudhomme France  
2 1902 Theodor Mommsen Germany  
3 1903 Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson Norway  
4 1904 José Echegaray y EizaguirreSpain 
Frédéric MistralFrance 
5 1905 Henryk Sienkiewicz Poland  
6 1906 Giosuè Carducci Italy  
7 1907 Rudyard Kipling UK The Jungle Book, Kim
8 1908 Rudolf Christoph Eucken Germany  
9 1909 Selma Lagerlöf Sweden  
10 1910 Paul von Heyse Germany  
11 1911 Maurice Maeterlinck Belgium  
12 1912 Gerhart Hauptmann Germany  
13 1913 Rabindranath Tagore India Mashi and Other Stories
14 1915 Romain Rolland France Jean-Christophe
15 1916 Verner von Heidenstam Sweden  
16 1917 Karl GjellerupDenmark 
Henrik PontoppidanDenmark 
17 1918 Erik Axel Karlfeldt Sweden  
18 1919 Carl Spitteler Switzerland  
19 1920 Knut Hamsun Norway  
20 1921 Anatole France France  
21 1922 Jacinto Martínez Spain  
22 1923 William Butler Yeats Ireland On Baile’s Strand
23 1924 Wladyslaw Reymont Poland  
24 1925 G. B. Shaw Ireland The Doctor’s Dilemma, Saint Joan, Captain Brassbound’s Conversion, Major Barbara, Caesar and Cleopatra, The Devil’s Disciple, The Apple Cart, Mrs. Warren’s Profession, Pygmalion Arms and The Man
25 1926 Grazia Deledda Italy  
26 1927 Henri Bergson France  
27 1928 Sigrid Undset Norway  
28 1929 Thomas Mann Germany The Magic Mountain, Death in Venice, Buddenbrooks, Doctor Faustus, Confessions of Felix Krull, Confidence Man, Lotte in Weimar
29 1930 Sinclair Lewis USA Main Street, Babbitt
30 1931 Erik Axel Karlfeldt Sweden  
31 1932 John Galsworthy UK  
32 1933 Ivan Alekseyevich Bunin USSR  
33 1934 Luigi Pirandello Italy The Rules of the Game, Henry IV, Six Characters in Search of an Author
34 1936 Eugene O’Neill USA Desire Under the Elms
35 1937 Roger Martin du Gard France  
36 1938 Pearl S. Buck USA All Under Heaven, The Good Earth
37 1939 Frans Eemil Sillanpää Finland  
38 1944 Johannes V. Jensen Denmark  
39 1945 Gabriela Mistral Chile  
40 1946 Hermann Hesse Switzerland Siddhartha
41 1947 André Gide France The Coiners
42 1948 T. S. Eliot UK Murder in the Cathedral
43 1949 William Faulkner USA Light in August, As I Lay Dying, The Sound and the Fury, Absalom, Absalom!
44 1950 Bertrand Russell UK  
45 1951 Pär Lagerkvist Sweden  
46 1952 François Mauriac France  
47 1953 Sir Winston Churchill UK  
48 1954 Ernest Hemingway USA A Farewell to Arms, The Old Man and the Sea, The Sun Also Rises, Across the River and Into the Trees, In Our Time
49 1955 Halldór Laxness Iceland  
50 1956 Juan Ramón Jiménez Spain  
51 1957 Albert Camus France The Stranger, Exile and the Kingdom
52 1958 Boris Pasternak USSR Doctor Zhivago
53 1959 Salvatore Quasimodo Italy  
54 1960 Perse Saint-John France  
55 1961 Ivo Andric Yugoslavia  
56 1962 Johnk Steinbeck USA To a God Unknown, The Red Pony, The Grapes of Wrath, Of Mice and Men, The Winter of Our Discontent
57 1963 George Seferis Greece  
58 1964 Jean-Paul Sartre France Nausea, Words, The Age of Reason, The Reprieve, Iron in the Soul
59 1965 Mikhail Sholokhov USSR Short Stories, And Quiet Flows the Don
60 1966 S.Y. AgnonIsrael 
Nelly SachsSweden 
61 1967 Miguel Ángel Asturias Guatemala The Cyclone
62 1968 Yasunari Kawabata Japan  
63 1969 Samuel Beckett Ireland Waiting for Godot
64 1970 Alexander Solzhenitsyn USSR One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich
65 1971 Pablo Neruda Chile  
66 1972 Heinrich Böll Germany  
67 1973 Patrick White Australia Voss
68 1974 Eyvind JohnsonSweden 
Harry MartinsonSweden 
69 1975 Eugenio Montale Italy  
70 1976 Saul Bellow USA Humboldt’s Gift, Mr. Sammler’s Planet, The Adventures of Augie March, Henderson the Rain King, Herzog
71 1977 Vicente Aleixandre Spain  
72 1978 Isaac Bashevis Singer USA The Slave
73 1979 Odysseus Elytis Greece  
74 1980 Czeslaw Milosz USA  
75 1981 Elias Canetti Bulgaria  
76 1982 Gabriel Garcia Marquez Colombia One Hundred Years of Solitude,The General in His Labyrinth, Love in the Time of Cholera, No One Writes to the Colonel, Chronicle of a Death Foretold, Of Love and Other Demons
77 1983 Sir William Golding UK Lord of the Flies, The Inheritors, Rites of Passage
78 1984 Jaroslav Seifert Czechoslavakia  
79 1985 Claude Simon France  
80 1986 Wole Soyinka Nigeria  
81 1987 Joseph Brodsky USA  
82 1988 Naguib Mahfouz Egypt  
83 1989 Camilo José Cela Spain  
84 1990 Octavio Paz Mexico  
85 1991 Nadine Gordimer South Africa The Conservationist
86 1992 Derek Walcott St. Lucia  
87 1993 Toni Morrison USA Song of Solomon, Beloved, Sula, Jazz
88 1994 Kenzaburo Oe Japan  
89 1995 Seamus Heaney Ireland  
90 1996 Wislawa Szymborska Poland  
91 1997 Dario Fo Italy  
92 1998 Jose Saramago Portugal  
93 1999 Günter Grass Germany The Tin Drum, Cat and Mouse
94 2000 Gao Xingjian China  
95 2001 V. S. Naipaul West Indies born, UK A House for Mr Biswas, In a Free State, Mr. Stone and the Knights Companion, India: A Wounded Civilization, India: A Million Mutinies Now, A Bend in the River, Half a Life, The Mimic Men, A Way in the World, An Area of Darkness, Among the Believers, The Mystic Masseur, Miguel Street, Beyond Belief, The Suffrage of Elvira, Magic Seeds, The Middle Passage, The Loss of El Dorado, The Engima of Arrival, A Turn in the South, Guerrillas, A Writer’s People
96 2002 Imre Kertesz Hungary  
97 2003 J. M. Coetzee South Africa Life and Times of Michael K., Disgrace
98 2004 Elfriede Jelinek Austria  
99 2005 Harold Pinter UK  
100 2006 Orhan Pamuk Turkey My Name is Red, Snow
101 2007 Doris Lessing UK The Golden Notebook
102 2008 Jean-Marie Gustave Le Clezio France  
103 2009 Herta Müller Germany  
104 2010 Mario Vargas Llosa Peru  
105 2011 Tomas Tranströmer Sweden  
106 2012 Mo Yan China  
107 2013 Alice Munro Canada  
108 2014 Patrick Modiano France  
109 2015 Svetlana Alexievich Belarus