Nobel Prize for literature: This year’s favorites

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Tranströmer awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature

The Bookseller – 2011-10-06

Publication Date: Thu, 06/10/2011 - 11:58 Swedish writer and poet Tomas Tranströmer has been awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature. The committee behind the decision awarded the accolade to the...

Nobel winner leads Asian literary prize list

The Independent – 2010-12-13

The longlist for the Man Asian Literary Prize was announced Monday, with Japanese author Kenzaburo Oe, winner of the 1994 Nobel Prize for Literature, heading an Indian-dominated field.

WHO chief, Nobel laureate, publishing heiress get economics award

Earth Times – 2010-06-20

Kiel, Germany - World Trade Organization chief Pascal Lamy, Nobel laureate Paul Krugman and German publishing heiress Liz Mohn were jointly presented Sunday with a prestigious German economics...

Nobel Peace Prize winner ElBaradei writing memoir

AP – 2010-03-16

AP - Nobel Peace Prize winner Mohamed ElBaradei (ehl-BEHR'-uh-day) is writing a memoir about his years as head of the International Atomic Energy Agency, including the search for weapons of mass...

Nobel Author Protests BBC Russian Service Cuts

The Moscow Times – 2008-11-09

10 November 2008 LONDON — Nobel Prize-winning author Doris Lessing has joined more than 60 academics and former diplomats to protest the BBC's plans to cut its Russian radio broadcasts.

Nobel Goes Global With Literary Prize

Washington Post – 2008-10-10

This year's tip for seekers after the Nobel Prize in Literature: Being "insular" is out.

Conn. publisher may see boost from Nobel choice

Boston Globe – 2008-10-10

A Connecticut publisher may benefit from this week's award of the Nobel Prize in literature to a French author.

French Writer Wins Nobel Prize

New York Times – 2008-10-10

Jean-Marie Gustave Le Clézio was praised by the Swedish Academy as an “author of new departures, poetic adventure and sensual ecstasy.”

Winners of Nobel Prize in literature since 1960

AP – 2008-10-09

AP - Winners of the Nobel Prize in literature since 1960:

China's Mo Yan wins Nobel Prize in Literature

CBC – 2012-10-11

Chinese writer Mo Yan won the Nobel Prize in literature on Thursday, a cause of pride for a government that had disowned the only previous Chinese winner of the award, an exiled critic.

Get to Know Nobel-Winner Mo Yan; Book Scanning Ruled 'Fair Use'

The Atlantic Wire – 2012-10-11

Today in books and publishing: A primer on the newly minted Nobel laureate; Google's in the clear for scanning books; J.K. Rowling's reading life; scaling Book Mountain. Related...

In praise of Nobel obscurity

Salon.com – 2012-10-11

Quit saying the Nobel Prize should go to Philip Roth or Bob Dylan

Yan’s Nobel a Win for Arcade, Skyhorse

Publishers Weekly – 2012-10-19

The selection of Mo Yan as the 2012 winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature surprised most Americans in and out of publishing, but one man who would not have been caught off guard is the late Dick...

Herta Muller calls Mo Yan's Nobel win 'a catastrophe'

The Christian Science Monitor – 2012-11-27

Nobel Prize laureate Herta Muller accuses Mo Yan of praising his country's censorship laws and calls his win 'a slap in the face for all those working for democracy and human rights.'

Chinese Nobel author trades pen for brush

Yahoo! News – 2013-07-03

By Michael Gold TAIPEI (Reuters) - A dark figure stands alone in the centre of a bleak, shadowy landscape in one painting, while an ethereal tree-like form claims attention in another. The haunting...

America’s Nobel: The Neustadt International Prize for Literature

Publishing Perspectives – 2013-08-12

As far back as 1970 there has been a surprising level of convergence between the Neustadt Prize for Literature, awarded in Oklahoma, and the Nobel Prize.

Seamus Heaney, Nobel Prize-winning poet, has died

Los Angeles Times – 2013-08-30

Seamus Heaney, the poet and essayist from Ireland who won the Nobel Prize for literature in 1995, has died. He was 74.Seamus Heaney, the poet and essayist from Ireland who won the Nobel Prize for...

Place Your Bets: Who Will Win the Nobel Lit Prize?

Publishing Perspectives – 2013-09-05

Plenty of people have predictions about who will win the Nobel Prize for Literature. Care to place a bet? Ladbrokes announces its odds on which author will win.

Who thinks Haruki Murakimi will win the Nobel Prize in literature?

Los Angeles Times – 2013-09-05

British betting house Ladbrokes has Murakami as this year's favorite for the Nobel Prize in literature.Who thinks Japanese writer Haruki Murakami will win the Nobel Prize in literature? British...

How Bookies Pick the Literature Nobel, Without Actually Reading

The Atlantic Wire – 2013-09-30

How exactly can author Haruki Murakami be the odds-on favorite to win the Nobel Prize in Literature if his book is only available in Japanese? For the most accurate Nobel oddsmaker Ladbrokes reading...

Nobel Literature Prize to be announced October 10

Yahoo! News – 2013-10-07

The winner of the Nobel Literature Prize will be announced on Thursday, October 10, the Swedish Academy said on Monday.

Murakami seen leading Nobel literature race with no clear winner

Yahoo! News – 2013-10-08

In a year with no clear favourites, Japanese novelist Haruki Murakami appears to be the front-runner to win the Nobel Prize for Literature this week.

Who Will Win a Nobel Prize?

Slate – 2013-10-10

The Nobel Prize in literature in 2013 was awarded to Alice Munro, who the Nobel committee called a "master of the contemporary short story." Last year, Slate book editor Dan Kois...

Alice Munro is 1st Canadian woman to win Nobel literature prize

CBC – 2013-10-10

Alice Munro wins the 2013 Nobel Prize in Literature, becoming the first Canadian woman to take the award since its launch in 1901. She tells CBC she was awoken by her daughter in B.C. in the middle...

13 Past Nobel Prize In Literature Winners You Must Read

The Huffington Post – 2013-10-10

The same year she announced that she's putting down her pen, Canadian short story writer and one-time novelist Alice Munro has taken home the Nobel Prize in Literature. One giant step for her, one...

Nobel Women: Alice Munro And Other Women Who Won Literature's Top Prize

The Huffington Post – 2013-10-10

Lauded Canadian author Alice Munro became the first Canadian in Nobel history to win the big prize for literature on Thursday. She was also only the 13th woman to get the world's highest honour for...

Alice Munro's Nobel Prize: Women On Twitter React To The Exciting Win

The Huffington Post – 2013-10-10

When the news broke this morning that short-story author Alice Munro was the first Canadian and 13th woman to win the Nobel Prize for literature, Twitter basically exploded. Munro's win is exciting...

Alice Munro wins 2013 Nobel Prize in literature

Los Angeles Times – 2013-10-10

Alice Munro is the winner of the 2013 Nobel Prize in literature. The Canadian author was lauded for being "master of the short story" by Peter Englund, permanent secretary of the Swedish...

Alice Munro, master of the short story, wins Nobel Prize for literature

The Christian Science Monitor – 2013-10-11

Alice Munro is the first Canadian writer to receive the prestigious $1.2 million award from the Swedish Academy since Saul Bellow, who left for the US as a boy and won in 1976.

CORRECTED: Books and stories by Nobel Laureate Alice Munro

Yahoo! News – 2013-10-10

Canadian author Alice Munro won the 2013 Nobel Prize for Literature on Thursday, making her only the 13th woman to win the prize since its inception in 1901.

Books and stories by Nobel Laureate Alice Munro

Yahoo! News – 2013-10-10

Canadian author Alice Munro won the 2013 Nobel Prize for Literature on Thursday, making her only the 13th woman to win the prize since its inception in 1901.

Factbox: A look at the 2013 Nobel Literature Prize

Yahoo! News – 2013-10-10

(Reuters) - Here is a look at the 2013 Nobel Prize for Literature, which was awarded on Thursday to Canadian Alice Munro, "a master of the contemporary short story". - Munro, 82, is mainly known for...

Canada's Alice Munro wins Nobel Literature Prize

Yahoo! News – 2013-10-10

Canada's Alice Munro won the Nobel Literature Prize on Thursday for her short stories that focus on the frailties of the human condition, becoming just the 13th woman to win in the history of...

5 reasons Alice Munro was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature (+video)

The Christian Science Monitor – 2013-10-11

Merit trumped politics this year when modest, retiring, universally admired Canadian author Alice Munro received the Nobel Prize in Literature. 

Nothing small about short story Nobel

The Sydney Morning Herald – 2013-10-11

The first Canadian winner, Alice Munro has published nothing but short stories in a 50-year career.    

Canadian authors ecstatic over Alice Munro's Nobel win

CBC – 2013-10-10

Canadian writers reacted with ecstatic pride to Thursday's announcement that cherished homegrown short story master Alice Munro had won the Nobel Prize for Literature, saying it was long-overdue and...

Canada’s Munro Wins Nobel Prize

Publishing Perspectives – 2013-10-11

Canadian author Alice Munro wins the Nobel Prize for literature. Here, her publisher and literary agency react to the news at the Frankfurt Book Fair.

Nothing small about story Nobel

The Sydney Morning Herald – 2013-10-11

The first Canadian winner, Alice Munro has published nothing but short stories in a 50-year career.    

Alice Munro too ill to attend Nobel ceremony

CBC – 2013-10-18

Canadian Nobel literature prize winner Alice Munro won't travel to Stockholm to collect her award because of poor health, the Swedish Academy said Friday.

Alice Munro Declines Nobel Prize Ceremony In Sweden Over Poor Health

The Huffington Post – 2013-10-18

STOCKHOLM - The Swedish Academy says Canada's Alice Munro won't travel to Stockholm to collect her Nobel Prize for Literature because of poor health.Academy secretary Peter Englund said in an email...

Alice Munro too ill to receive Nobel Prize in Sweden

Salon.com – 2013-10-18

The 82-year-old writer is too frail to travel

GOP Rep Thinks Obama's Health Care Comments Are Worthy Of A Nobel Prize In 'Fiction'

The Huffington Post – 2013-11-05

Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) took a Monday shot at President Barack Obama on Obamacare, tying the plan's launch to one of the president's biggest honors over the years. In an interview with Fox News'...

Doris Lessing Dead: Nobel Prize-Winning Author Dies At 94

The Huffington Post – 2013-11-17

LONDON (AP) — Doris Lessing, the Nobel prize-winning, free-thinking, world-traveling and often-polarizing author of "The Golden Notebook" and dozens of other novels that reflected her own...

Nobel prize-winner Doris Lessing dies

The Christian Science Monitor – 2013-11-18

Winner of the Nobel Literature prize and author of more than 55 works of fiction, opera, nonfiction, and poetry, including 'The Golden Notebook,' British author Doris Lessing died Sunday at her home...

Nobel Prize-winning British author Doris Lessing dies aged 94

Yahoo! News – 2013-11-17

British author Doris Lessing, whose powerful feminist and anti-colonial writing won her the Nobel Literature Prize, died on Sunday at the age of 94. The author's longtime agent and friend...

Doris Lessing, Nobel Prize-winning author, has died at 94

Los Angeles Times – 2013-11-17

Nobel Prize-winning author Doris Lessing died at her home in London on Sunday, her publisher announced. She was 94.Nobel Prize-winning author Doris Lessing died at her home in London on Sunday, her...

Nobel Prize economist warns of U.S. stock market bubble

Reuters – 2013-12-01

BERLIN (Reuters) - An American who won this year's Nobel Prize for economics believes sharp rises in equity and property prices could lead to a dangerous financial bubble and may end badly, he told a...

Nobel winner declares boycott of top science journals

The Guardian – 2013-12-10

Randy Schekman says his lab will no longer send papers to Nature, Cell and Science as they distort scientific processLeading academic journals are distorting the scientific process and represent a...

Yes, Virginia: Winning the Nobel Prize DOES Sell Books

Publishing Perspectives – 2013-12-11

In the week after Alice Munro won the Nobel Prize for literature, sales of her books jumped 6,650% in Canada, and saw significant bumps around the world.

Alice Munro proud of Nobel Prize in literature win

CBC – 2013-12-10

Canadian author Alice Munro — lauded as a "stunningly precise" writer — said she was proud as she watched her daughter Jenny accept the Nobel Prize on her behalf in Stockholm today.

Alice Munro's Nobel: Did I have a role in it?

CBC – 2013-12-25

Douglas Kneale may never know whether he single-handedly helped Alice Munro come to the attention of the Nobel Prize committee, but the Brock University dean of humanities knows he's had a crush on...

Is Korea Worthy of a Nobel Prize for Literature?

Publishing Perspectives – 2014-01-24

Korean literary agent Joseph Leo of KL Management says, 'Before asking why Korean authors fail to win the [Nobel], I want to ask them how many books you read a year.'

Study Charts International Sales for Nobel Winner

Publishers Weekly – 2013-12-10

How much difference does a Nobel win make to sales? BookNet Canada charted dramatic numbers for Alice Munro's books in 10 countries.

How Has Mo Yan’s Nobel Changed China’s Literary Scene?

Publishing Perspectives – 2014-03-21

Interest in Chinese literature was sparked by Mo Yan's Nobel victory, but fatigue for epic, kitchen sink Chinese novels is setting in among foreign publishers.

Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Nobel-winning author, dead at 87

CBC – 2014-04-18

Colombian writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez, the Nobel Prize-winning magic realist behind the beloved novels One Hundred Years of Solitude and Love in the Time of Cholera, has died at the age of 87,...

Gabriel García Márquez Dead: Nobel Prize-Winning Author Dies At 87

The Huffington Post – 2014-04-18

Colombian novelist Gabriel García Márquez has died at age 87. García Márquez had been recently hospitalized for infections in his lungs and urinary tract. More from the Associated Press's E....

Nadine Gordimer, Nobel Prize-winning anti-apartheid author, dies at 90

CBC – 2014-07-14

The family of Nadine Gordimer says the Nobel Prize-winning author and powerful anti-apartheid voice has died in South Africa at age 90.

Family Says Nobel Prize-winning Author Nadine Gordimer Has Died In South Africa

The Huffington Post – 2014-07-14

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Nadine Gordimer was first a writer of fiction and a defender of creativity and expression. But as a white South African who hated apartheid's dehumanization of blacks, she was...

Nadine Gordimer, Nobel Prize-winning writer and critic of South African apartheid, dies

The Christian Science Monitor – 2014-07-15

Gordimer wrote about the oppression of the South African apartheid regime and was behind such works as 'Burger's Daughter' and 'The Conservationist.'

South Africa's Nobel-winning novelist Nadine Gordimer dies

Yahoo! News – 2014-07-14

South African Nobel Prize-winning writer and anti-apartheid activist Nadine Gordimer, who became an icon through her unique insights into the country's social agonies, has died at the age of 90....

Nadine Gordimer, Nobel Prize-winning writer and critic of South African apartheid, dies (+video)

The Christian Science Monitor – 2014-07-15

Gordimer wrote about the oppression of the South African apartheid regime and was behind such works as 'Burger's Daughter' and 'The Conservationist.'

Whiskey, potato chips and a Nobel prize: Nadine Gordimer, my friend

Salon.com – 2014-07-18

I was scared of the great writer for too long, as young writers often are. But she was ruthlessly honest, and warm

Nobel Prize in literature: Have you heard of these front-runners?

The Christian Science Monitor – 2014-10-05

The Nobel prize for literature has gone to well-known authors long lauded by critics, but just as frequently plucks unknown authors from obscurity.

Nobel Literature Prize to be announced Thursday

Yahoo! News – 2014-10-06

The winner of the Nobel Literature Prize will be announced on Thursday, October 9, the Swedish Academy said on Monday.

Could Margaret Atwood win the 2014 Nobel Prize?

CBC – 2014-10-08

One year after Alice Munro's stunning Nobel win, what are the odds another Canadian could take Thursday's prestigious prize?

Guessing game ahead of 2014 Nobel literature prize

Yahoo! News – 2014-10-07

Amid fevered speculation over who gets the Nobel literature prize this year, punters and experts are considering language, geography, genre and even age to try and pin down the winner.

Nobel Prize In Literature 2014 Awarded To French Author Patrick Modiano

The Huffington Post – 2014-10-09

The 2014 Nobel Prize in Literature was awarded on Thursday to French author Patrick Modiano for "the art of memory with which he has evoked the most ungraspable human destinies and uncovered the...

Patrick Modiano Wins Nobel Prize in Literature

Publishers Weekly – 2014-10-09

French author Patrick Modiano has won the 2014 Nobel Prize in Literature, it was revealed Thursday.

Nobel controversy: Are writers hurt by financial support?

The Christian Science Monitor – 2014-10-10

Nobel judge Horace Engdahl lamented that today's writers, who often participate in writers programs and sometimes receive grants, are 'cut off from society'. He praised an era when 'writers would...

French author Patrick Modiano wins Nobel prize for literature

The Christian Science Monitor – 2014-10-10

The Frenchman has written about the German occupation of his country during World War II.

Recent winners of the Nobel Literature Prize

Yahoo! News – 2014-10-09

French historical novelist Patrick Modiano was on Thursday awarded this year's Nobel Literature Prize by the Swedish Academy.

Patrick Modiano of France wins Nobel Literature Prize

Yahoo! News – 2014-10-09

Patrick Modiano, a French historical novelist whose work is largely inspired by Paris under the Nazi occupation, won the Nobel Literature Prize on Thursday.

Guessing heats up for 2014 Nobel literature prize

Yahoo! News – 2014-10-09

Just hours before the award of the 2014 Nobel literature prize, Belarussian journalist Svetlana Alexievich and Japanese novelist Haruki Murakami were being tipped -- but Kenya's Ngugi wa...

Patrick Modiano: 7 Passages - In English - From France's Obscure Nobel Prize Winner

The Huffington Post – 2014-10-10

Cabaret performances at the Moulin Rouge continued during Nazi occupation. This article first appeared at Worldcrunch. PARIS – The 2014 Nobel Prize in Literature was awarded Thursday to Patrick...

Patrick Modiano Wins 2014 Nobel Prize for Literature

Publishing Perspectives – 2014-10-10

Gallimard and publishers around the world celebrate Patrick Modiano’s 2014 Nobel Prize for Literature during the Frankfurt Book Fair.

On Patrick Modiano, the Nobel, and Translation

Publishing Perspectives – 2014-10-15

While new Nobel Prize winner Patrick Modiano has been translated into 37 languages, English-language editions of his books are hard to find The post On Patrick Modiano, the Nobel, and Translation...

Wiley offers free content from Nobel winning scientists

The Bookseller – 2014-10-31

John Wiley is making a selection of content from the nine 2014 Nobel laureates they have published free to access until the end of the year.

Three from Nobel winner Modiano to MacLehose Press

The Bookseller – 2014-11-01

MacLehose Press has acquired three novels by this year’s Nobel Prize in Literature winner Patrick Modiano, as well as three novels by two other writers. The publisher bought British and...

The MEI is publishing a speech by author Mario Vargas Llosa, 2010 Nobel Laureate in Literature

CNW – 2014-11-13

MONTREAL, Nov. 12, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - The MEI is proud to announce the appearance in bookstores today of a booklet containing the transcript of a poignant speech by Mario Vargas Llosa on his intel...

Nobel Winner Tops in France

Publishers Weekly – 2014-11-28

New releases nabbed the top spots on bestseller lists across international markets in October.

Modiano’s Nobel Win Is a Boon to David R. Godine

Publishers Weekly – 2015-03-13

Boston-based indie publisher David R. Godine saw a major sales boost last October when French author Patrick Modiano won the Nobel Prize for Literature, bringing its revenue for the year up 30% over...

2011 Nobel literature laureate Tomas Transtroemer dies: publisher

Yahoo! News – 2015-03-27

Swedish poet Tomas Transtroemer, who won the 2011 Nobel Prize for Literature, has died at the age of 83, his publishing house Bonniers said on Friday. "Most of Transtroemer's poetry...

Guenther Grass remembered for Nobel-winning Nazi-era literature, his own past

The Christian Science Monitor – 2015-04-14

A trained sculptor, Grass made his literary reputation with "The Tin Drum," published in 1959.

Guenther Grass remembered for Nobel-winning Nazi-era literature, his own past (+video)

The Christian Science Monitor – 2015-04-14

A trained sculptor, Grass made his literary reputation with "The Tin Drum," published in 1959.

“Albert is an old fool”: Einstein vs Schrödinger in battle of the Nobel laureates

Salon.com – 2015-04-19

Einstein & Schrödinger were friends then competitors in hunt for Grand Unified Theory. A media war tore them apart

A comprehensive study of a Nobel laureate

The Washington Post – 2015-05-19

Saul Bellow would have turned 100 this June, but the Nobel Prize-winning author, who died in 2005, is experiencing a kind of literary rebirth: Last month a collection of his essays was published, and...

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