Nobel Laureates in Literature

Bold below indicates I’ve read a work; I’ve included a link to any works that I’ve reviewed on Rebecca Reads. The author’s names link to the nobelprize.org. For some authors, I’ve listed various works they’ve written; I may or may not read those works in the future. Just because I haven’t listed it below doesn’t mean I don’t want to read a particular work. I’ll add more when I get a chance.

Can you recommend a work by one of these authors?

2008 – J. M. G. Le Clézio:

2007 – Doris Lessing: The Golden Notebook

2006 – Orhan Pamuk:

2005 – Harold Pinter:

2004 – Elfriede Jelinek:

2003 – J. M. Coetzee: Life and Times of Michael K, Disgrace, Elizabeth Costello, Slow Man, Diary of a Bad Year, Foe

2002 – Imre Kertész:

2001 – V. S. Naipaul:

2000 – Gao Xingjian: Soul Mountain

1999 – Günter Grass:

1998 – José Saramago: Blindness

1997 – Dario Fo:

1996 – Wislawa Szymborska:

1995 – Seamus Heaney:

1994 – Kenzaburo Oe: A Personal Matter, A Quiet Life

1993 – Toni Morrison: Beloved, Song of Solomon, The Bluest Eye, Sula, Tar Baby, Jazz, Paradise, Love, A Mercy

1992 – Derek Walcott:

1991 – Nadine Gordimer:

1990 – Octavio Paz:

1989 – Camilo José Cela:

1988 – Naguib Mahfouz: The Cairo Trilogy

1987 – Joseph Brodsky:

1986 – Wole Soyinka:

1985 – Claude Simon:

1984 – Jaroslav Seifert:

1983 – William Golding: Lord of the Flies

1982 – Gabriel García Márquez: One Hundred Years of Solitude, Chronicles of a Death Foretold

1981 – Elias Canetti:

1980 – Czeslaw Milosz:

1979 – Odysseus Elytis:

1978 – Isaac Bashevis Singer:

1977 – Vicente Aleixandre:

1976 – Saul Bellow:

1975 – Eugenio Montale:

1974 – Eyvind Johnson, Harry Martinson:

1973 – Patrick White:

1972 – Heinrich Böll:

1971 – Pablo Neruda: Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair

1970 – Alexandr Solzhenitsyn:

1969 – Samuel Beckett:

1968 – Yasunari Kawabata: The Old Capital

1967 – Miguel Angel Asturias:

1966 – Shmuel Agnon, Nelly Sachs:

1965 – Mikhail Sholokhov:

1964 – Jean-Paul Sartre:

1963 – Giorgos Seferis:

1962 – John Steinbeck: Of Mice and Men, The Grapes of Wrath, East of Eden,

1961 – Ivo Andric: The Bridge on the Drina

1960 – Saint-John Perse:

1959 – Salvatore Quasimodo:

1958 – Boris Pasternak:

1957 – Albert Camus: The Stranger, The Plague

1956 – Juan Ramón Jiménez:

1955 – Halldór Laxness:

1954 – Ernest Hemingway: Miscellaneous Stories, The Old Man and the Sea, The Sun Also Rises, For Whom the Bells Toll, A Farewell to Arms,

1953 – Winston Churchill: Speeches, Memoirs of World War II (abridged), A History of the English Speaking People (abridged)

1952 – François Mauriac:

1951 – Pär Lagerkvist:

1950 – Bertrand Russell:

1949 – William Faulkner: The Sound and the Fury, As I Lay Dying, Sanctuary, Light in August, Absalom, Absalom!, A Fable

1948 – T.S. Eliot: “The Love Song of J.Alfred Prufrock”, The Wasteland

1947 – André Gide:

1946 – Hermann Hesse: Sidhartha, Steppenwolf

1945 – Gabriela Mistral:

1944 – Johannes V. Jensen:

1939 – Frans Eemil Sillanpää:

1938 – Pearl Buck: The Good Earth

1937 – Roger Martin du Gard:

1936 – Eugene O’Neill: A Long Day’s Journey into Night

1934 – Luigi Pirandello:

1933 – Ivan Bunin:

1932 – John Galsworthy: The Forstye Saga (review part 1; review part 2)

1931 – Erik Axel Karlfeldt:

1930 – Sinclair Lewis: Main Street, Babbitt, Arrowsmith

1929 – Thomas Mann: The Magic Mountain, Death in Venice

1928 – Sigrid Undset: Kristin Lavransdatter

1927 – Henri Bergson:

1926 – Grazia Deledda:

1925 – George Bernard Shaw: Pygmalion

1924 – Wladyslaw Reymont:

1923 – William Butler Yeats:

1922 – Jacinto Benavente:

1921 – Anatole France:

1920 – Knut Hamsun:

1919 – Carl Spitteler:

1917 – Karl Gjellerup, Henrik Pontoppidan:

1916 – Verner von Heidenstam:

1915 – Romain Rolland:

1913 – Rabindranath Tagore:

1912 – Gerhart Hauptmann:

1911 – Maurice Maeterlinck:

1910 – Paul Heyse:

1909 – Selma Lagerlöf:

1908 – Rudolf Eucken:

1907 – Rudyard Kipling: Poetry, Kim, Just So Stories, The Jungle Book and The Second Jungle Book, Captains Courageous

1906 – Giosuè Carducci:

1905 – Henryk Sienkiewicz:

1904 – Frédéric Mistral, José Echegaray:

1903 – Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson:

1902 – Theodor Mommsen:

1901 – Sully Prudhomme:

5 Responses

  1. blacklin
    blacklin November 28, 2008 at 9:43 pm | | Reply

    William Golding: Lord Of The Flies
    Hermann Hess: Siddhartha and Steppenwolf
    Doris Lessing: The Golden Notebook

  2. Rebecca Reid
    Rebecca Reid November 30, 2008 at 8:54 pm | | Reply

    blacklin, I haven’t read any of those. I’ll have to add them to my to read list; thanks for the recommendation!

  3. Rose City Reader
    Rose City Reader April 6, 2009 at 6:45 pm | | Reply

    Rebecca — How fun that you are working on this list too! I added a link to your post on my Nobel Laureates post. Please let me know when you update your progress.

  4. Rebecca Reid
    Rebecca Reid April 7, 2009 at 8:27 pm | | Reply

    Rose City Reader, I look at this list and see how very far I have to go! I haven’t read very many of these authors. Ah well, one book at a time…

  5. Angus
    Angus May 29, 2012 at 3:04 am | | Reply

    Hello there, I’ve fortunately stumbled here and found another fellow who’s also interested in reading works by Nobel laureates. :) I have done quite some research on the matter of recommended works from each laureate, and the result of that research is here: http://bookrhapsody.wordpress.com/the-noble-nobel-project/

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