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message 1: by Lesle, Appalachain Bibliophile (last edited Nov 24, 2020 03:03AM) (new)

Lesle | 5587 comments Mod
An OnGoing Never Ending Challenge

Members love to Challenge themselves, some love Challenges from List.

Here is one we are inviting you to:

Want to read every Novel, Short Story or Poetry on the the Nobel Prize for Literature List? Or just read one of the works from every Prize winning Author? OR make up your own list just from certain Authors, Genre or Language.

It is a continuing Challenge from day to day, month to month or even from year to year. Here Members can open a comment and show your progress through your own list by editing your comment.

Here is a quick link to a list:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of...

Thank you Rosemarie!


message 2: by Ana (new)

Ana | 80 comments I planned to start with the authors that are familiar to me. Afterwards, I'll pick the book they won the prize with (or other books if they appeal me more). And then read it, of course. :p


message 3: by Rosemarie, Northern Roaming Scholar (new)

Rosemarie | 8251 comments Mod
About ten years ago I decided that I wanted to read books by Nobel Prize winners. I read quite a few in the first two years and then went on to other reading. This is a great place to begin again. I am going to try to do them in chronological order. I will indicate which books I have already read previous to beginning this challenge when I get to that year.


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Emiliy200 | 173 comments Rosemarie wrote: "About ten years ago I decided that I wanted to read books by Nobel Prize winners. I read quite a few in the first two years and then went on to other reading. This is a great place to begin again. ..."

Wow! Great idea, Rosemarie, good luck to you! And what did you read from the list??


message 5: by Rosemarie, Northern Roaming Scholar (last edited Jun 02, 2017 03:37PM) (new)

Rosemarie | 8251 comments Mod
In response to your question Emiliy, here is the list of years for which I have read at least one book, for some more than one:

1907, 1909, 1912, 1913, 1915, 1920, 1921, 1923, 1925, 1928, 1929, 1930, 1932, 1934, 1936, 1937, 1938, 1945, 1946, 1947, 1948, 1950, 1954, 1957, 1958, 1961, 1962, 1964, 1965, 1966-both, 1968, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1978, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1992, 1994, 2996, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2013


message 6: by Lesle, Appalachain Bibliophile (new)

Lesle | 5587 comments Mod
Rosemarie, very impressive list of reads! Your goal of reading a work from all winners is easier to see as being accomplishable!


message 7: by Rosemarie, Northern Roaming Scholar (new)

Rosemarie | 8251 comments Mod
Thank you. This is a list that covers 30+ years of reading, but I did about half of those in 10 years of focussed reading. There are so many wonderful books written by those authors.


message 8: by Emiliy200 (new)

Emiliy200 | 173 comments Thank you! It's very impressive!


message 9: by Kathy (new)

Kathy | 1177 comments Very fine work, Rosemarie. It inspires me and I've already been adding some books to my TBR. I'm starting with the women.


message 10: by Rosemarie, Northern Roaming Scholar (last edited Dec 19, 2017 02:41PM) (new)


message 11: by Rosemarie, Northern Roaming Scholar (last edited Jul 24, 2017 12:43PM) (new)

Rosemarie | 8251 comments Mod
Nobel Prize Author List 2: Authors and books already read. *** means more books than I have listed

1907: Rudyard Kipling - Kim, Puck of Pook's Hill

1909: Selma Lagerlöf - The Wonderful Adventures of Nils

1911: Maurice Maeterlinck - The Treasure of the humble

1912: Gerhart Hauptmann - Rose Bernd: Schauspiel, Bahnwärter Thiel, Michael Kramer, ***

1913: Rabindranath Tagore - A Tagore Reader

1915: Romain Rolland - The Jean-Christophe Cycle, Printemps Romain: Choix de lettres de Romain Rolland à sa mère, ***

1920: Knut Hamsun - Hunger, Growth of the Soil, Das letzte kapitel***

1921: Anatole France - L'Ile Des Pingouins, L'anneau d'améthyste, Le Livre de mon ami, ***

1923: W.B. Yeats - poems found in anthologies

1925: George Bernard Shaw - Man and Superman, Saint Joan, ***

1928: Sigrid Undset - The Wreath, The Wreath, The Cross, ***

1929: Thomas Mann - Doktor Faustus, Joseph und seine Brüder: 4 Bände, Der Zauberberg, ***

1930: Sinclair Lewis - Main Street

1932: John Galsworthy - The Forsyte Saga (9 books)

1934: Luigi Pirandello - Naked Masks: Five Plays, ***

1936: Eugene O'Neill - Ah, Wilderness!

1937: Roger Martin du Gard - Les Thibault, Tome I, Les Thibault, Tome II, Les Thibault, Tome III, ***

1938: Pearl S. Buck - The Good Earth, East Wind: West Wind, Dragon Seed

1945: Gabriela Mistral - Gabriela Mistral Para Ninos, Poesia e Prosa

1946: Hermann Hesse - Der Steppenwolf, Demian. Die Geschichte von Emil Sinclairs Jugend, Narziß und Goldmund, ***

1947: André Gide - Les Faux-monnayeurs, SI LE GRAIN NE MEURT,La symphonie pastorale, ***

1948: T.S. Eliot - The Waste Land and Other Poems

1950: Bertrand Russell - Religion and Science

1954: Ernest Hemingway - The Old Man and the Sea, The Sun Also Rises

1957: Albert Camus - La peste, L'Étranger, Lettres à un ami allemand, ***

1958: Boris Pasternak - Doctor Zhivago

1961: Ivo Andrić - The Bridge on the Drina, The Woman from Sarajevo

1962: John Steinbeck - Of Mice and Men, The Pearl, The Grapes of Wrath, ***

1964: Jean-Paul Sartre - Les mots, La Nausée, L'enfance D'un Chef, ***

1965: Mikhail Sholokhov - And Quiet Flows the Don, The Don Flows Home to the Sea, Vol 3

1966: S.Y. Agnon - The Bridal Canopy, In the Heart of the Seas, A Book that Was Lost: and Other Stories, ***
1966: Nelly Sachs - Sternverdunkelung. Gedichte, Das Leiden Israels, In den Wohnungen des Todes


message 12: by Rosemarie, Northern Roaming Scholar (last edited Feb 03, 2019 05:58AM) (new)

Rosemarie | 8251 comments Mod
Nobel Prize Author List 3: 1968 to present

1968: Yasunari Kawabata - Thousand Cranes, Snow Country, ***

1970: Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn - The Gulag Archipelago 1918-1956, Cancer Ward

1971: Pablo Neruda - Confieso que he vivido, ***

1972: Heinrich Böll - Ansichten Eines Clowns, Wanderer, kommst du nach Spa..., Irisches Tagebuch, ***

1973: Patrick White - Voss

1978: Isaac Bashevis Singer - The Penitent

1981: Elias Canetti - The Memoirs of Elias Canetti: The Tongue Set Free/The Torch in My Ear/The Play of the Eyes

1982: Gabriel García Márquez - El amor en los tiempos del cólera, Cien años de soledad, ***

1983: William Golding - Lord of the Flies

1986: Wole Soyinka - Myth, Literature and the African World

1987: Joseph Brodsky - Collected Poems in English

1988: Naguib Mahfouz - Miramar, The Journey of Ibn Fattouma

1989: Camilo José Cela - La colmena, La familia de Pascual Duarte, ***

1990: Octavio Paz - One Earth, Four or Five Worlds: Reflections on Contemporary History

1992: Derek Walcott - Collected Poems, 1948-1984

1994: Kenzaburō Ōe - A Quiet Life

1996: Wisława Szymborska - Poems New and Collected: 1957-1997

1998: José Saramago - Baltasar And Blimunda, The Tale of the Unknown Island, Ensaio Sobre a Cegueira, ***

1999: Günter Grass - Die Blechtrommel, Katz und Maus, ***

2000: Gao Xingjian - Soul Mountain

2001: V.S. Naipaul - A Bend in the River, Beyond Belief: Islamic Excursions Among the Converted Peoples

2002: Imre Kertész - Kaddish for an Unborn Child

2004: Elfriede Jelinek - Die Klavierspielerin

2006: Orhan Pamuk - Istanbul: Memories and the City, Other Colours

2007: Doris Lessing - The Grass is Singing, Martha Quest, ***

2009: Herta Müller -Atemschaukel, Der Mensch ist ein großer Fasan auf der Welt

2010: Mario Vargas Llosa - El lenguaje de la pasión, Pantaleón y las visitadoras, ***

2013: Alice Munro - Open Secrets

2016: Bob Dylan - have listened to his albums many times

2017: Kazuo Ishiguro - When We Were Orphans


message 13: by Lesle, Appalachain Bibliophile (new)

Lesle | 5587 comments Mod
Pretty impressive challenges Rosemarie!

You are always a great inspiration to me!


message 14: by Rosemarie, Northern Roaming Scholar (new)

Rosemarie | 8251 comments Mod
Thank you. Since I have discovered ebooks, I will finally be able to read the early winners.

One of the newer winners, The Piano Teacher by Elfriede Jelinek, is one of the worst books I have ever read. The only reason I finished it is because it won the Nobel Prize. It was very disturbing and not all that well written, so I wonder why it won.


message 15: by Susan (new)

Susan Budd (susanbudd) | 37 comments I did better than I thought I would on this.
These are the Nobel Laureates I've read:

1913 Rabindranath Tagore
1920 Knut Hamsun
1930 Sinclair Lewis
1946 Hermann Hesse
1948 T S Eliot
1951 Pär Lagerkvist
1954 Ernest Hemingway
1957 Albert Camus
1962 John Steinbeck
1964 Jean-Paul Sartre
1968 Yasunari Kawabata
1978 Isaac Bashevis Singer
1980 Czeslaw Milosz
1981 Elias Canetti
1983 William Golding
1998 José Saramago
2016 Bob Dylan


message 16: by Rosemarie, Northern Roaming Scholar (new)

Rosemarie | 8251 comments Mod
Some of my favourite authors are on your list, Susan (Camus and Hesse). Which Canetti book did you read?


message 17: by Lesle, Appalachain Bibliophile (new)

Lesle | 5587 comments Mod
Rosemarie wrote:One of the newer winners, The Piano Teacher by Elfriede Jelinek, is one of the worst books I have ever ..."

This is what it stated:

Prize motivation: "for her musical flow of voices and counter-voices in novels and plays that with extraordinary linguistic zeal reveal the absurdity of society's clichés and their subjugating power"

Field: drama, prose

Language: German


message 18: by Rosemarie, Northern Roaming Scholar (new)

Rosemarie | 8251 comments Mod
Thanks for that, Lesle. I know there was some controversy when she won the prize, and one of the panel resigned. One of the reasons I didn't like the book is its entire negativity. I have read books where one of the best characters dies, and still love the book, like Jude the Obscure. The Jelinek portrays a bleak, disturbing and morbid portrait of modern society, especially regarding interpersonal relationships.


message 19: by Lesle, Appalachain Bibliophile (new)

Lesle | 5587 comments Mod
Rosemarie
Did the motivation match the novel?

Surprised there would be a novel presented if it was not well received, let alone win.


message 20: by Susan (new)

Susan Budd (susanbudd) | 37 comments Rosemarie wrote: "Some of my favorite authors are on your list, Susan (Camus and Hesse). Which Canetti book did you read?"

Hesse is a favorite of mine too. The book by Canetti that I read was The Voices of Marrakesh. It was so long ago that I don't remember much except that I enjoyed it. I hope to reread it someday.


message 21: by Rosemarie, Northern Roaming Scholar (last edited Jun 15, 2017 06:33AM) (new)

Rosemarie | 8251 comments Mod
Perhaps the motivation applied to her plays, but I did not see the musicality in her languages. As for the topic, the book was about toxic relationships, between the protagonist and her mother, and also between the protagonist and a man. I can't call him lover, because it is a toxic relationship as well.
I read that the author suffers from agoraphobia and anxiety attacks, for which I pity her. The sudden fame of winning the Prize overwhelmed her, and she was worried that it might affect her ability to write. If I can find a free copy of one of her plays in German, I will attempt to read it. It is hard to judge an author on just one book. But as I said, I really did not like it-- the relationships were too toxic and it was a real downer.

There are no plays available for free, so I will not be able to read any more of her works. The novels that are available sound just as grim.
I did learn more about her background. She had a difficult childhood with a domineering mother who wanted her to become a child prodigy on the piano and as a dancer, which helps explain the tone of the novel.


message 22: by Lesle, Appalachain Bibliophile (new)

Lesle | 5587 comments Mod
Thank you for the insight, interesting, not sure enough to compel one to read any of her works. (sad to say)


message 23: by Anetq (last edited Jan 01, 2021 04:32PM) (new)

Anetq Nobel Laureates: 44 read (19 read before 2017, 12 read in 2017, 3 in 2019, 2 in 2020)
Perhaps this should go in a separate thread? Anyway, here is my list of read Nobel winners - I made an effort with the women last year and read some over the years... (I used the spoiler tag to collapse the unread years)

1907 Rudyard Kipling (English) - Junglebogen
1909 Selma Lagerlof (Swedish) Hr. Arnes penge (read 2016)
1913 Rabindranath Tagore (Bengali) Chitra - A Play in One Act (read 2017)
1917 Karl Adolph Gjellerup (Danish) "10 kroner" (short story) in Nordiske nobelpristagere (read 2017)
1926 Grazia Deledda (Italian) Honest Souls (read 2016)
1927 Henri Bergson (French) Laughter: An Essay on the Meaning of the Comic
1934 Luigi Pirandello (Italian) Syv noveller (read 2017)
1938 Pearl S Buck (American) Pavillion of Women (read 2016)
1944 Johannes Vilhelm Jensen (Danish) Kongens fald
1945 Gabriela Mistral (Spanish) Poemas de Las Madres: The Mother's Poems (read 2016)
1946 Hermann Hesse (German) Glaspe[book:Death and the King's Horseman: A Playrlespillet|15715441]
1948 T.S. Eliot (English – Poetry) Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats (read 2017)
1954 Ernest Hemingway (American) Indian Camp (ca. 1989)
1957 Albert Camus (French) The Stranger (read 2015)
1956 Juan Ramón Jiménez (Spanish) Platero og jeg (read 2017)
1959 Salvatore Quasimodo (Italian – Poetry) 7 poems in Ord i tiden - 13 digtere i dansk gendigtning (read 2017)
1964 Jean-Paul Sartre (French) Existentialism Is a Humanism (ca. 1991)
1966 Nelly Sachs (German – Poetry, Drama) I opstandelsens aske (read 2018)
1970 Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn (Russian) One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich (read 2015)
1971 Pablo Neruda (Spanish – Poetry) Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair(read 2020)
1972 Heinrich Boll (German) The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum (ca. 1990)
1974 (shared prize) Eyvind Johnson (Swedish – Novel) Norrlandsnoveller (read 2016)
1974 Harry Martinson (Swedish) i Ord i tiden - 13 digtere i dansk gendigtning (read 2017)
1982 Gabriel Garcia Marquez (Spanish) One Hundred Years of Solitude + most of his works (1990s)
1986 Wole Soyinka (English – Drama, Novel, Poetry) Death and the King's Horseman (read 2019)
1987 Joseph Brodsky (English, Russian) Watermark (read 2018)
1988 Naguib Mahfouz (Arabic) Karnak Café (read 2016)
1990 Octavio Paz (Spanish) Piedra De Sol. The Sun Stone Danish version in Ord i tiden - 13 digtere i dansk gendigtning (read 2017)
1991 Nadine Gordimer (English – Novel, Short Story, Essay) July's People (read 2020)
1995 Seamus Heaney (English – Poetry) Fra samvittighedens republik (read 2018)
1996 Wislawa Szymborska (Polish – Poetry) Lots hustru og andre kvinder (read 2018)
1997 Dario Fo (Italian – Drama) Smid Ikke Liget Ud Før Damen Er Klædt Af - original title: I cadaveri si spediscono e le donne si spogliano. (read 2017) & Johan Padan and the Discovery of the Americas (read 2018)
1998 Jose Saramago (Portuguese) The Stone Raft Blindness + at least a handful more (90s-2002)
1999 Gunter Grass (German) I krebsegang (read 2018)
2002 Imre Kertesz (Hungarian) Detective Story (read 2016)
2009 Herta Muller (German) The Land of Green Plums (read 2016)
2010 Mario Vargas Llosa (Spanish) Hvem dræbte Palomino Molero? (read 2017)
2011 Tomas Transtromer (Swedish) Østersøer (read 2018)
2013 Alice Munro (English) Dear Life: Stories (read 2015)
2015 Svetlana Alexievich (Russian) Voices from Chernobyl: The Oral History of a Nuclear Disaster (read 2016)
2016 Bob Dylan (American) [heard the records over the years]
2017 Kazuo Ishiguro (UK/Japanese) An Artist of the Floating World (read 2015)
2018 Olga Tokarczuk Rejsende (read 2019)
2019 Peter Handke Epopé over vejenes forsvinden (read 2019)

(view spoiler)


message 24: by Lesle, Appalachain Bibliophile (new)

Lesle | 5587 comments Mod
Anetq

This is the correct thread for sharing your list of the Nobel Prize Novels.

You have an excellant read list!


message 25: by Anetq (new)

Anetq Lesle wrote: "Anetq

This is the correct thread for sharing your list of the Nobel Prize Novels.

You have an excellant read list!"

Thanks - found one more in the back of my memory :)


message 26: by Lesle, Appalachain Bibliophile (new)

Lesle | 5587 comments Mod
Wonderful! Nothing better than a hidden treasure that reappears!


message 27: by Serian (new)

Serian (mamapata) | 14 comments I'm currently reading Svetlana Alexievich's War’s Unwomanly Face, so I'd definitely be interested in seeing which others I could read. I don't think I've read any others yet, but we'll see!


message 28: by Lesle, Appalachain Bibliophile (new)

Lesle | 5587 comments Mod
Serian, let us know here how you like the Novel.


message 29: by Anetq (new)

Anetq Just added the 2017 to my list (handy, when they award someone you've already read :) Kazuo Ishiguro


message 30: by Lesle, Appalachain Bibliophile (new)

Lesle | 5587 comments Mod
Anetq wrote: "Just added the 2017 to my list (handy, when they award someone you've already read :) Kazuo Ishiguro"

I have not read any of his works but a couple have peaked my interest. Will have to look into when shopping!


message 31: by Janie (new)

Janie Ross Thank you for all the very interesting replies!


message 32: by Kathy (last edited Dec 23, 2021 08:07PM) (new)

Kathy | 1177 comments Kathy's Nobel Prize Challenge 2018-2021

✅1. Sigrid Undset (1928) - Kristin Lavransdatter
✅2. Halldór Kiljan Laxness (1955) - Independent People
✅3. Knut Hamsun (1920) - Hunger
✅4. Naguib Mahfouz (1988) - Palace Walk
✅5. Grazia Deledda (1926) - Reeds in the Wind
✅6. PAMUK ORHAN (2006) - Snow
✅7. Seamus Heaney (1995) - District e Circle
✅8. Doris Lessing (2007) - The Golden Notebook
✅9. Ernest Hemingway (1954) - The Sun Also Rises
✅10. John Steinbeck (1962) - The Pastures of Heaven
✅11. John Galsworthy (1932) - The Forsyte Saga finished 4/15/21
✅12.Derek Walcott (1991) - White Egrets
✅13. Camilo José Cela (1989)- The Family of Pascual Duarte (finished 4/16/21)
✅14. John Steinbeck - Travels with Charley: In Search of America
✅15. Louise Glück (2020) - A Village Life
✅16. Pär Lagerkvist (1951) - Barabbas finished 5/15/21
✅17. Romain Rolland (1915) - Pierre and Luce finished 5/27/21
✅18. John Steinbeck - Cannery Row
✅19. Patrick Modiano - Villa Triste
✅20. John Galsworthy - The White Monkey (Forsyte Chronicles #4)
✅21. Halldór Laxness - Under the Glacier
✅22. John Galsworthy - The Silver Spoon (Forsyte Chronicles #5)
✅23. John Galsworthy - Swan Song (Forsyte Chronicles #6)
✅24. John Galsworthy - Maid In Waiting (Forsyte Chronicles #7)
✅25. John Galsworthy - Flowering Wilderness (Forsyte Chronicles #8)
✅26. John Galsworthy - One More River (Forsyte Chronicles #9)
✅27. Ernest Hemingway - The Snows of Kilimanjaro and Other Stories
✅28. Wisława Szymborska - Here


message 33: by Lesle, Appalachain Bibliophile (new)

Lesle | 5587 comments Mod
I just added The Golden Notebook to our Check off the Classics earlier today!


message 34: by Rosemarie, Northern Roaming Scholar (new)

Rosemarie | 8251 comments Mod
The Golden Notebook is on my to-read list for 2018 as well.


message 35: by Jackie (last edited Dec 29, 2017 07:56AM) (new)

Jackie Never too Late to Read Classics

2018 Challenges and Reward > Nobel Prize OnGoing Challenge

January 1, 2018 to ???

I haven't decided which approach I will use, perhaps just start reading and see what happens.


message 36: by Lesle, Appalachain Bibliophile (new)

Lesle | 5587 comments Mod
Sounds like a plan Jackie!


message 37: by Rosemarie, Northern Roaming Scholar (last edited Apr 19, 2019 04:28PM) (new)


message 38: by Tracey (last edited Apr 18, 2019 02:24PM) (new)

Tracey (traceyrb) | 728 comments I will be reading more works by Nobel prize winners this year. My plan is to read 10 in 2018.
Ones I have read prior to 2018:

1907 Rudyard Kipling (English – Novel, Short Story, Poetry) Kim The Man Who Would Be King Puck of Pook's Hill
1909 Selma Lagerlöf (Swedish – Novel, Short Story) The Wonderful Adventures of Nils
1913 Rabindranath Tagore (Bengali – Poetry, Novel, Drama, Short Story) The Home and the World READ 02/18
1928 Sigrid Undset (Norwegian – Novel) Kristin Lavransdatter Gunnar's Daughter Catherine of Siena
1929 Thomas Mann (German – 'Buddenbrooks,' Short Story, Essay Buddenbrooks: The Decline of a Family READ Jan 18
1938 Pearl S Buck (American – Novel, Biography) Imperial Woman
1948 T.S. Eliot (English – Poetry) Murder in the Cathedral
1954 Ernest Hemingway (American – 'The Old Man in the Sea') several including The Old Man and the Sea For Whom the Bell Tolls A Farewell to Arms
1955 Halldór Laxness (Icelandic – Novel, Short Story, Drama, Poetry) World Light
1962 John Steinbeck (American – Novel, Short Story) several including East of Eden The Pearl Of Mice and Men The Moon Is Down Cannery Row
1968 Yasunari Kawabata (Japanese – Novel, Short Story) Snow Country
1976 Saul Bellow (English – Novel, Short Story) Seize the Day
1993 Toni Morrison (American – Novel) The Bluest Eye
2013 Alice Munro (English – Short Story) No Love Lost and Open Secrets
2017 Kazuo Ishiguro (Japanese - Novel) The Remains of the Day


message 39: by Lesle, Appalachain Bibliophile (new)

Lesle | 5587 comments Mod
Good luck Tracey on this Challenge, a true challenge for sure!


message 40: by Anetq (new)

Anetq My plan is just to keep reading some of those I haven’t read yet. Should I set a target for 2018, I see people are doing that?


message 41: by Lesle, Appalachain Bibliophile (new)

Lesle | 5587 comments Mod
You can if you like. Just edit your message as you go to keep it updated.


message 42: by Anetq (new)

Anetq Ok thanks :)


message 43: by Lesle, Appalachain Bibliophile (new)

Lesle | 5587 comments Mod
Your welcome and Good luck!


message 44: by Anetq (new)

Anetq Update: My plan is to add 5-10 new Nobel Price winners this year.


message 45: by Elizabeth A.G. (new)

Elizabeth A.G. | 10 comments It has been a long-time plan to read works by Nobel laureates, so I will be giving this challenge a try. Thanks for providing the Nobel Winners list. I will probably start with Rudyard Kipling, as he was one of my Dad's favorites and then read Naguib Mahfoux (1988) since he is on my list for another challenge. Then see how it goes! This is a great challenge.


message 46: by Lesle, Appalachain Bibliophile (new)

Lesle | 5587 comments Mod
Anetq sounds like a really good plan!

Elizabeth, Rosemarie was the one that made this happen. We have her to thank for that.


message 47: by Elizabeth A.G. (new)

Elizabeth A.G. | 10 comments Lesle wrote: "Anetq sounds like a really good plan!

Elizabeth, Rosemarie was the one that made this happen. We have her to thank for that."


An appreciative thanks to Rosemarie for this challenge


message 48: by Rosemarie, Northern Roaming Scholar (new)

Rosemarie | 8251 comments Mod
Thank you. About ten or so years ago, I made a serious effort to start reading more Nobel Prize winners. Thanks to free ebooks and Project Gutenberg, many of the early works are available for free, or at a reasonable cost. I get the newer books from the library.

Happy reading everyone.


message 49: by Claire (last edited Dec 29, 2017 08:00AM) (new)

Claire  | 241 comments I’m in

Nobel Laureates
1901 Sully Prudhomme (French - Poetry, Essay)
1902 Theodor Mommsen (German - 'A History of Rome')
1903 Bjornson Bjornstjerne 1832-1910 (Norwegian – Poetry, Novel, Drama)
1904 Frédéric Mistral (Provencal – Poetry, Philology)
1904 José Echegaray (Spanish – Drama)
1905 Henryk Sienkiewicz (Polish – Novel)
1906 Giosuè Carducci (Italian – Poetry)
1907 Rudyard Kipling (English – Novel, Short Story, Poetry)
1908 Rudolf Christoph Eucken (German – Philosophy)
1909 Selma Lagerlöf (Swedish – Novel, Short Story)
1910 Paul von Heyse (German – Poetry, Drama, Novel, Short Story)
1911 Maurice Maeterlinck (French – Drama, Poetry, Essay)
1912 Gerhart Hauptmann (German – Drama, Novel)
1913 Rabindranath Tagore (Bengali – Poetry, Novel, Drama, Short Story)
1914 NO AWARD
1915 Romain Rolland (French – Novel)
1916 Verner von Heidenstam (Swedish – Poetry, Novel)
1917 Karl Adolph Gjellerup (Danish – Poetry)
1917 Henrik Pontoppidan (Danish – Novel)
1918 NO AWARD
1919 Carl Spitteler (German – Poetry)
1920 Knut Hamsun (Norwegian – Novel)
1921 Anatole France (French – Novel, Poetry)
1922 Jacinto Benavente (Spanish – Drama)
1923 William B. Yeats (English – Poetry)
1924 Wladyslaw Reymont (Polish – Novel)
1925 George Bernard Shaw (English – Drama)
1926 Grazia Deledda (Italian – Poetry, Novel)
1927 Henri Bergson (French – Philosophy)
1928 Sigrid Undset (Norwegian – Novel)
1929 Thomas Mann (German – 'Buddenbrooks,' Short Story, Essay
1930 Sinclair Lewis (American – Novel, Short Story, Drama)
1931 Erik Axel Karlfeldt (Swedish – Poetry)
1932 John Galsworthy (English – 'The Forsyte Saga')
1933 Ivan Bunin (Russian – Short Story, Poetry, Novel)
1934 Luigi Pirandello (Italian – Drama, Novel, Short Story)
1935 NO AWARD
1936 Eugene O'Neill (American – Drama)
1937 Roger Martin du Gard (French – 'Les Thibault')
1938 Pearl S Buck (American – Novel, Biography)
1939 Frans Eemil Sillanpaa (Finnish – Novel)
1940-1943 NO AWARD
1944 Johannes Vilhelm Jensen (Danish – Poetry)
1945 Gabriela Mistral (Spanish – Poetry)
1946 Hermann Hesse (German – Novel, Poetry)
1947 André Gide (French – Novel, Essay)
1948 T.S. Eliot (English – Poetry)
1949 William Faulkner (American – Novel, Short Story)
1950 Bertrand Russell (English – Philosophy)
1951 Par Lagerkvist (Swedish – Poetry, Novel, Short Story, Drama)
1952 François Mauriac (French - Novel, Short Story)
1953 Winston Churchill (English – History, Essay, Memoirs)
1954 Ernest Hemingway (American – 'The Old Man in the Sea')
1955 Halldór Laxness (Icelandic – Novel, Short Story, Drama, Poetry)
1956 Juan Ramón Jiménez (Spanish – Poetry)
1957Albert Camus (French – Novel, Short Story, Philosophy)
1958 Boris Pasternak (Russian – Novel, Poetry)
1959 Salvatore Quasimodo (Italian – Poetry)
1960 Saint-John Perse (French – Poetry)
1961 Ivo Andrić (Serbo-Croatian – Novel, Short Story)
1962 John Steinbeck (American – Novel, Short Story)
1963 Giorgos Seferis (Greek – Poetry, Essay, Memoirs)
1964 Jean-Paul Sartre (French – Novel, Literary Criticism, Drama)
1965 Mikhail Sholokhov (Russian – Novel)
1966 S.Y. Agnon (Shmuel Yosef) (Hebrew – Novel, Short Story)
1966 Nelly Sachs (German – Poetry, Drama)
1967 Miguel Ángel Asturias (Spanish – Novel, Poetry)
1968 Yasunari Kawabata (Japanese – Novel, Short Story)
1969 Samuel Beckett (French, English – Novel, Drama, Poetry)
1970 Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn (Russian – Novel)
1971 Pablo Neruda (Spanish – Poetry)
1972 Heinrich Boll (German – Novel, Short Story)
1973 Patrick White (English – Novel, Short Story, Drama)
1974 Eyvind Johnson (Swedish – Novel)
1974 Harry Martinson (Swedish - Poetry, Novel, Drama)
1975 Eugenio Montale (Italian – Poetry)
1976 Saul Bellow (English – Novel, Short Story)
1977 Vicente Aleixandre (Spanish – Poetry)
1978 Isaac Bashevis Singer (Yiddish – Novel, Memoirs, Short Story)
1979 Odysseas Elytis (Greek – Poetry, Essay)
1980 Czesław Miłosz (Polish – Poetry, Essay)
1981 Elias Canetti (German – Novel, Memoirs, Drama)
1982 Gabriel García Márquez (Spanish – Novel, Short Story)
1983 William Golding (English – Novel, Poetry, Drama)
1984 Jaroslav Seifert (Czech – Poetry)
1985 Claude Simon (French – Novel)
1986 Wole Soyinka (English – Drama, Novel, Poetry)
1987 Joseph Brodsky (English, Russian – Poetry, Essay)
1988 Naguib Mahfouz (Arabic – Novel)
1989 Camilo José Cela (Spanish – Novel, Short Story)
1990 Octavio Paz (Spanish – Poetry, Essay)
1991 Nadine Gordimer (English – Novel, Short Story, Essay)
1992 Derek Walcott (English – Poetry, Drama)
1993 Toni Morrison (American – Novel)
1994 Kenzaburō Ōe (Japanese – Novel, Short Story)
1995 Seamus Heaney (English – Poetry)
1996 Wislawa Szymborska (Polish – Poetry)
1997 Dario Fo (Italian – Drama)
1998 José Saramago (Portuguese – Novel, Drama, Poetry)
1999 Günter Grass (German – Novel, Drama, Poetry)
2000 Gao Xingjian (Chinese – Novel, Literary Criticism)
2001 Sir V.S. Naipaul (English – Novel, Essay)
2002 Imre Kertész (Hungarian – Novel)
2003 J.M. Coetzee (English – Novel, Essay)
2004 Elfriede Jelinek (German – Novel, Drama)
2005 Harold Pinter (English – Drama)
2006 Orhan Pamuk (Turkish – Novel, Essay)
2007 Doris Lessing (English – Novel, Drama, Poetry, Memoirs)
2008 Jean-Marie G. Le Clézio(French – Novel, Short Story, Essay)
2009 Herta Müller (German – Novel, Poetry)
2010 Mario Vargas Llosa (Spanish – Novel, Short Story, Essay, Drama)
2011 Tomas Tranströmer (Swedish – Poetry)
2012 Mo Yan (Chinese – Novel, Short Story)
2013 Alice Munro (English – Short Story)
2014 Patrick Modiano (French – Novel)
2015 Svetlana Alexievich (Russian – History, Essay)
2016 Bob Dylan (American - Poetry)
2017 Kazuo Ishiguro (Japanese - Novel)


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Nobel Laureates

1907 Rudyard Kipling (English) – The Jungle Books and other
1909 Selma Lagerlöf (Swedish – Novel, Short Story)
1920 Knut Hamsun (Norwegian – Novel)
1924 Wladyslaw Reymont (Polish – Novel)
1928 Sigrid Undset (Norwegian – Novel)
1929 Thomas Mann (German – 'Buddenbrooks,' Short Story, Essay
1930 Sinclair Lewis (American – Novel, Short Story, Drama)
1931 Erik Axel Karlfeldt (Swedish – Poetry)
1932 John Galsworthy (English) – The Forsyte Saga
1938 Pearl S Buck (American – Novel, Biography)
1949 William Faulkner (American – Novel, Short Story)
1951 Par Lagerkvist (Swedish – Poetry, Novel, Short Story, Drama)
1954 Ernest Hemingway (American) – The Old Man in the Sea and others
1955 Halldór Laxness (Icelandic – Novel, Short Story, Drama, Poetry)
1956 Juan Ramón Jiménez (Spanish – Poetry)
1957Albert Camus (French – Novel, Short Story, Philosophy)
1962 John Steinbeck (American) – Pastures of Heaven and others
1976 Saul Bellow (English) - Henderson the Rain King
1982 Gabriel García Márquez (Spanish – Novel, Short Story)
1983 William Golding (English – Novel, Poetry, Drama)
1990 Octavio Paz (Spanish – Poetry, Essay)
1998 José Saramago (Portuguese – Novel, Drama, Poetry)

Bold - have read
Year Author (not bolded) - own books


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