nobel prize literature
He was famous for his cutting political satire in plays such as ‘The Accidental Death of an Anarchist.'
"Memory is what makes us who we are," says Kenyan Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o - a frequent contender for the Nobel Prize in Literature - in this video about how colonizers sought to erase the memories of the natives by severing their linguistic connections.
Herta Müller (b. 1953) is a German-Romanian novelist, poet and essayist. Müller is noted for her works depicting the effects of violence, cruelty and terror, typically set in communist Romania during the Nicolae Ceausescu regime, which she herself experienced.
Yukio Mishima's suicide in November 1970, with its grim invocation of samurai machismo, is probably the most famous moment of his legend. It overshadows everything else, including Mishima's three nominations for the Nobel Prize in Literature.
Even though the term “placebo effect” was coined in 1920 and the phenomenon itself has been studied since the 18th century
Ever since I read Villa Triste in my late teens, I have been captivated by Patrick Modiano's forays into the shadowy atmosphere of ravaged memories that make up his novels. I am far from alone, since Modiano is somewhat of a cult figure in France, read by thousands.
To me, Patrick Modiano is the writer that represents literature in its finest expression, detached from trends, ideologies, and conformism. And he so admirably weaves this independent spirit into the story of a house adapted from his roots.
Dans Le Café de la Jeunesse Perdue (In The Cafe of Lost Youth) 2007 When you really love someone, you must accept their part
Other favorites familiar to U.S. readers included Philip Roth, Joyce Carol Oates and Thomas Pynchon -- novelists celebrated
Canadian author Alice Munro won the 2013 Nobel Prize In Literature on Thursday for "her finely tuned storytelling."
Munro, who is best known for her short stories, was hailed by the Academy as a "master of the contemporary story." More from
In 2010 the Nobel Prize for Literature was given to Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo, who is serving an 11-year sentence for his pro-democracy views. Officials in China went into a fit of rage. But 2012 saw the Prize go to Mo Yan, an important member of Communist Party.
BEIJING -- Mo Yan, the new Nobel laureate who has strenuously avoided antagonizing the Communist Party during much of his
Related video: He has been a perennial favorite for the prize in recent years, with Swedish journalists apparently waiting
True, there are only roughly 100 days left until they announce who gets the 2011 Nobel Prize in Literature, but it's pretty