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Nobel Prize in Literature


Louise Glück, Nobel winner, for poetry that celebrates the individual

October 10, 2020 7:06 am

The 77-year old is only the second woman poet to win the award after the Polish writer Wislawa Szymborska, who won the Prize in 1996. Glück is also the second American to win the award since Bob Dylan in 2016.

Nobel in Literature: A scandal, two years’ Nobels, and why these authors were chosen

October 11, 2019 9:36 am

For the current year, Handke was awarded “for an influential work that with linguistic ingenuity has explored the periphery and the specificity of human experience”.

Top news today evening: India reacts to Turkey-Syria clash, Nobel Literature prize announced and more

October 10, 2019 6:37 pm

From India reacting on the ongoing Turkey-Syria clast to the announcement of this years Nobel Prize in Literature, here are the top headling for this evening.

Nobel Prize in Literature: Peter Handke wins 2019 award, Olga Tokarczuk 2018

October 10, 2019 7:50 pm

This year, two Nobel prizes for literature were announced - one for 2019 and one for the last year. The 2018 award was postponed following sex abuse allegations that had rocked the Swedish Academy.

Explained: Why will 2019 see two Literature Nobels being awarded?

March 06, 2019 7:06 pm

The Nobel Foundation stopped the Swedish Academy, the body that chooses the winner, from awarding the Prize, after the Academy was hit by allegations of sexual abuse, financial wrongdoing, corruption, and a cover-up.

Man at centre of Nobel Literature scandal convicted of rape

October 01, 2018 4:22 pm

In Sweden, rape is punishable by a minimum of two years and a maximum of six years in prison. Prosecutor Christina Voigt had demanded three years in prison for Arnault, who is married to a Swedish Academy member.

Japan's Haruki Murakami withdraws from consideration for alternative Nobel award

September 16, 2018 8:43 am

One of Japan's most successful literary exports, Murakami's Nobel prospects are the subject of intense annual scrutiny in his home country.

Quiz: How well do you know author Kazuo Ishiguro?

October 06, 2017 3:40 pm

Play the quiz and find out how much you know about the Nobel Literature Prize 2017 winner Kazuo Ishiguro!

Who is Kazuo Ishiguro?

October 05, 2017 8:26 pm

Kazuo Ishiguro wrote his first novel in 1982, and went on to write six more novels and few short stories as well. He is also been credited for writing screenplays for movies and TV shows.

Nobel Prize in Literature, 2015: ‘Monument to suffering and courage’

October 09, 2015 1:36 am

Alexievich, 67, becomes the 14th woman to win the Literature prize since it was first awarded in 1901. The last woman to win was Canada’s Alice Munro in 2013.