October 07, 2021 5:25 pm
"The 2021 Nobel Prize in Literature is awarded to the novelist Abdulrazak Gurnah for his uncompromising and compassionate penetration of the effects of colonialism and the fate of the refugee in the gulf between cultures and continents," the academy tweeted
October 07, 2021 3:38 pm
Winners are famously hard to predict. This year's favourites, according to British bookmakers, include Kenya's Ngugi wa Thiong'o, French writer Annie Ernaux, Japanese author Haruki Murakami, Canada's Margaret Atwood and Antiguan-American writer Jamaica Kincaid
June 24, 2021 5:24 pm
"The prizes treat the laureates as individuals by ascribing one hundred percent of the merit to them when in fact there are lots of people behind their success: those who support, help and inspire," said Olga Tokarczuk as part of her Banquet Speech.
October 08, 2020 12:44 pm
After the academy revamped itself in a bid to regain the trust of the Nobel Foundation, two laureates were named last year, with the 2018 prize going to Poland's Olga Tokarczuk and the 2019 award to Austria's Peter Handke.
August 12, 2018 12:58 pm
In an extraordinary career spanning half a century, Naipaul travelled as a self-described `barefoot colonial' from his rural childhood to upper-class England, and was hailed as one of the greatest writers of the 20th century.
May 04, 2018 1:37 pm
The academy said today the 2018 prize will be given in 2019. The decision was made at a weekly meeting in Stockholm on the grounds that the academy is in no shape to pick a winner after a string of sex abuse allegations and financial crimes scandals.
May 09, 2015 12:21 am
Adonis was in the coastal town of Varkala in Kerala last weekend to receive the Kumaran Asan World Poetry Prize.
October 11, 2013 12:06 am
The Swedish Academy,which selects the winners,called Munro the master of the contemporary short story.
October 10, 2013 6:06 pm
The Swedish Academy honoured Munro as a "master of the contemporary short story".
October 11, 2012 7:01 pm
Swedish Academy praised Mo Yan's 'hallucinatoric realism'.