Nobel Laureates

Books by authors who have won the Nobel Prize for Literature.

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584 books · 550 voters · list created October 9th, 2008 by Jami (votes) .
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message 1: by Jami (last edited Oct 09, 2008 02:52PM) (new)

Jami Recent comments by the permanent secretary of the Nobel Prize-awarding Swedish Academy explain why they recommended the disappointing Elfriede Jelinek. Jelinek, as a European, is automatically superior to American authors in the mind of the Academy. Non-American and non-European authors don't bear mentioning. Of course Horace Engdahl wasn't always choosing laureates, and he won't do so forever. But it certainly casts into doubt ten out of eleven people living in Europe who have won under his reign, and it explains why the only Nobel-winning authors whose work I've enjoyed won before 1997.


message 2: by [deleted user] (new)

Why is not Kawabata Yasunari on this list? I will add.


message 3: by Tally (new)

Tally Osborne deleted user wrote: "Why is not Kawabata Yasunari on this list? I will add."

I was wondering the same thing :)


message 4: by Viktorija (last edited Aug 14, 2012 03:07AM) (new)

Viktorija Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy should not be on the list as he is NOT a Nobel Laureate!

Beowulf ??? seriously ???

and to be nitpicking: nobody WINS the Nobel, this is an award which the Laureates receive! HUGE difference!

two more: Sophocles and Michael Hamburger needs to be eliminated as well!


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads That edition of Beowulf does indeed belong on the list; it was translated by the Irish poet Seamus Heaney, the Literature winner for 1995.

Mr. Heaney also translated that specific edition of Sophocles.

Themis-Athena, you added the Hamburger - what's the reasoning?

Blood Meridian I will remove.


message 6: by Viktorija (new)

Viktorija Susanna wrote: "That edition of Beowulf does indeed belong on the list; it was translated by the Irish poet Seamus Heaney, the Literature winner for 1995.

Mr. Heaney also translated that specific edition of Sopho..."


I apologize. I did not notice that the translator of Beowulf and the Sophocles is listed which in this case as you mention is of course a Nobel Laureate. I still think it questionable as the title of the list clearly states "books by authors who have..." and indeed I do understand it that way that only books WRITTEN by Nobel Laureates themselves should be on the list. If you follow your interpretation EVERY book translated by a Nobel Laureate has every justification to be on the list which I think is misleading.

Thanks for removing the McCarthy novel.


Themis-Athena (Lioness at Large) Susanna wrote: "Themis-Athena, you added the Hamburger - what's the reasoning?"

Oh, good grief -- I just saw this right now. It's actually a poetry collection by Nelly Sachs, who won the Lit Nobel in 1966, translated by Michael Hamburger ...

Must have happened in the Amazon data wean-out earlier this year. I've corrected the author name.


message 8: by Jason (new)

Jason @Vikyorija
Relax. It's all gonna be okay. You'll more than likely make it through this.


message 9: by Shaheera (new)

Shaheera Rick Riordan? Did I miss something?


message 10: by Riku (new)

Riku Sayuj JK Rowling is on the list. great going everyone.


message 11: by Sam (new)

Sam Scrimger I'm with Riku on this one.


message 13: by Srinivas (new)

Srinivas The fault is our stars
Looking for alaska

what are they doing on this list??


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads Where are they on the list? If I can find them, I'll nab them.


message 15: by Srinivas (new)

Srinivas Susanna - Censored by GoodReads wrote: "Where are they on the list? If I can find them, I'll nab them."

no. 89 and 75


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads Thanks.

Removed, as Mr. Green has yet to win the Nobel.


message 17: by Maarit (new)

Maarit Removed Dance Dance Dance by Haruki Murakami, as he hasn't won a Nobel prize yet.


message 18: by Maarit (new)

Maarit Removed The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho, as he certainly hasn't won a Nobel prize.


message 19: by Maarit (last edited Feb 27, 2015 03:05AM) (new)

Maarit Removed the following books, because the author hasn't won a Nobel prize in literature:

The Complete Poems by Emily Dickinson
Twelfth Night: or, What You Will by William Shakespeare
Measure For Measure: Texts And Contexts by William Shakespeare
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass by Lewis Carroll
Dead Souls by Nikolai Gogol


message 20: by Andres (new)

Andres Please, remove "Deadly Toxins of Unhealthy Churches: A survivor's testimony of hope and triumph amidst the turmoil and trauma of spiritual abuse" from this list. The author is not a Nobel Laureate. Thanks.


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads Where is it on the list?


message 22: by Nente (last edited Oct 05, 2017 10:28AM) (new)


message 23: by BookLovingLady (last edited Oct 05, 2017 07:53AM) (new)

BookLovingLady Nente wrote: "Well, I saw it on page three and deleted it."

For future reference, please, mention which titles you remove from a Listopia, as it will be a great help to other librarians. Thanks! (Don't take this the wrong way, as I'm aware that this time the title is sort of mentioned already, but it will definitely help others if you mention the title specifically when a book is deleted.)


message 25: by Dean (new)

Dean Langstaff 459 Toni Morrison For Beginners is a book about Morrison, not written by Morrison


message 26: by Josh (new)

Josh Dean wrote: "459 Toni Morrison For Beginners is a book about Morrison, not written by Morrison"

Deleted: Toni Morrison For Beginners, by Ron David.


message 27: by Dean (new)

Dean Langstaff 450 Burn This Book is edited by Morrison not written by Morrison.


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