Tuesday, 9 April 2013

Nobel Prize Winners and Their Books


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I think by now everyone knows about both my love for lists and literature by Nobel Prize winners. So, you've probably asked yourself why I haven't posted a list of the novels I read by Nobel Prize winners. Ta-Dah! Here it is. I will update it whenever I read a new book by one of these authors. If you want to recommend a book by any of the winners that I should definitely read, please, let me know.

Swetlana Alexijewitsch (Svetlana Alexievich), 2015
"Voices from Chernobyl: The Oral History of a Nuclear Disaster" (Чернобыльская молитва/Černobylskaja molitva) - 2006 - Read the Nobels
"Second Hand Time. The Last of the Sovjets (Время секонд хэнд/Vremja sekond khend)" - 2013

Patrick Modiano, 2014
"La Place de l'Étoile" (Place de l'Étoile) - 1968

Alice Munro, 2013
"Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage" - 2001 - Read the Nobels
"Runaway" - 2004

Mo Yan, 2012
"Red Sorghum Clan" (红高粱家族 , Hóng gāoliang jiāzú)  - 1987 - Read the Nobels

Tomas Tranströmer, 2011

Mario Vargas Llosa, 2010
"Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter" (La tía Julia y el escribidor) - 1977
"The Storyteller" (El Hablador) - 1987

Herta Müller, 2009
"The Appointment" (Heute wär ich mir lieber nicht begegnet) - 1997 - Read the Nobels
"The King Bows and Kills" (Der König verneigt sich und tötet) - 2003

Jean-Marie Gustave Le Clézio, 2008
"The African" (L'Africain) - 2004 - Read the Nobels

Doris Lessing, 2007
"The Golden Notebook" - 1962

Orhan Pamuk, 2006
"Cevdet Bey and His Sons: Cevdet Bey ve Oğulları) - 1982
"The Silent House" (Sessiz Ev) - 1983
"The White Castle" (Beyaz Kale) - 1985 - Read the Nobels      
"The Black Book" (Kara Kitap) - 1990
"My Name is Red" (Benim Adim Kirmizi) - 1998
"Snow" (Kar) - 2002
"Istanbul – Memories of a City" (Istanbul - Hatiralar ve Sehir) - 2003 - Read the Nobels
"My Father's Suitcase" (Babamın Bavulu) - 2007
"The Museum of Innocence" (Masumiyet Müzesi) - 2008

Harold Pinter, 2005

Elfriede Jelinek, 2004
"The Piano Teacher" (Die Klavierspielerin) - 1988

John M. Coetzee, 2003
"Disgrace" - 1999

Imre Kertész, 2002
"Fateless" or "Fatelessness" (Sorstalanság) - 1975

Sir Vidiadhar Surajprasad Naipaul (V. S. Naipaul), 2001
"A House for Mr. Biswas" - 1961 - Read the Nobels
"A Bend in the River: His Great Novel of Africa" - 1979
"Half A Life" - 2001

Gao Xingjian, 2000
"Soul Mountain" (灵山, língshān) -  1989

Günter Grass, 1999
"My Century" (Mein Jahrhundert) - 1999
"Crabwalk" (Im Krebsgang) -  2002
"Peeling the Onion" (Beim Häuten der Zwiebel) - 2006
"The Box: Tales from the Darkroom" (Die Box. Dunkelkammergeschichten) - 2008

José Saramago, 1998
"Cain" (Caim) - 2009 - Read the Nobels

Dario Fo, 1997
"My first seven years (plus a few more)" (Il Paese dei Mezaràt: I miei primi sette anni (e qualcuno in più)  - 2004

Wislawa Szymborska, 1996
Seamus Heaney, 1995
Kenzaburo Oe, 1994

Toni Morrison, 1993
"Beloved" - 1987
"Paradise" -  1998 - Read the Nobels
"Love" - 2003
"Home" - 2012

Derek Walcott, 1992
Nadine Gordimer, 1991
Octavio Paz, 2990
Camilo José Cela, 1989

Naguib Mahfouz, 1988
Cairo Trilogy: "Palace Walk"  (بين القصرين/Bayn al-qasrayn) - 1957
- "Palace of Desire" (قصر الشوق/Qasr el-Shōq) -  1957
- "Sugar Street" (السكرية/Al-Sukkariyya) - 1957
"Children of the Gebelawi/Children of our Alley" (اولاد حارتنا/Awlād ḥāritnā)- 1959

Joseph Brodsky, 1987
Wole Soyinka, 1986
Claude Simon, 1985
Jaroslav Seifert, 1984

William Golding, 1983
"Lord of the Flies" - 1954

Gabriel García Márquez, 1982
"One Hundred Years of Solitude "(Cien años de soledad) - 1967
"Love in the Time of Cholera" (El amor en los tiempos del cólera)-  1985 - Read the Nobels
"The General in His Labyrinth" (El general en su laberinto) - 1989 - Read the Nobels

Elias Canetti, 1981
Czeslaw Milosz, 1980
Odysseus Elytis, 1979
Isaac Bashevis Singer, 1978
Vicente Aleixandre, 1977
Saul Bellow, 1976
Eugenio Montale, 1975
Eyvind Johnson, Harry Martinson, 1974
Patrick White, 1973
Heinrich Böll, 1972
Pablo Neruda, 1971

Aleksandr Isayevich Solzhenitsyn, 1970
"One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich" (Оди́н день Ива́на Дени́совича Odin den' Ivana Denisovicha) - 1962
"For the Good of the Cause" (Для пользы дела/Dlja pol'zy dela) - 1963
"Matryona's House" (Матрёнин двор/Matrjonin dvor) - 1963
"An Incident at Krechetovka Station" (Случай на станции Кречетовка/Sluchaj na stancii Krechetovka) - 1963

Samuel Beckett, 1969
Yasunari Kawabata, 1968
Miguel Angel Asturias, 1967
Shmuel Yosef Agnon, Nelly Sachs, 1966
Mikhail Aleksandrovich Sholokhov, 1965
Jean-Paul Sartre, 1964
Giorgos Seferis, 1963

John Steinbeck, 1962
"Of Mice and Men" - 1937 - Read the Nobels 
"The Grapes of Wrath" - 1940
"East of Eden" - 1952
"The Pearl" - 1962

Ivo Andrić, 1961
"The Bridge on the Drina" (На Дрини Ћуприја, Na Drini Ćuprija) - 1945 - Read the Nobels

Saint-John Perse, 1960
Salvatore Quasimodo, 1959

Boris Leonidovich Pasternak, 1958
"Doctor Zhivago" (Доктор Живаго) - 1958

Albert Camus, 1957
"The Stranger" (aka "The Outsider") (L'étranger) - 1942
"The Plague" (La Peste) - 1947

Juan Ramón Jiménez, 1956
Halldór Kiljan Laxness, 1955

Ernest Miller Hemingway, 1954
"For Whom the Bell Tolls" - 1940
"The Old Man and the Sea" - 1952

Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill, 1953
François Mauriac, 1952
Pär Fabian Lagerkvist, 1951
Earl (Bertrand Arthur William) Russell, 1950
William Faulkner, 1949
Thomas Stearns Eliot, 1948
André Paul Guillaume Gide, 1947

Hermann Hesse, 1946 - Read the Nobels 
"Siddhartha" (Siddhartha) - 1922
"Steppenwolf" (Der Steppenwolf) - 1927

Gabriela Mistral, 1945
Johannes Vilhelm Jensen, 1944
No Nobel Prize was awarded in 1943
No Nobel Prize was awarded in 1942
No Nobel Prize was awarded in 1941
No Nobel Prize was awarded in 1940
Frans Eemil Sillanpää, 1939

Pearl S. Buck, 1938
"East Wind: West Wind" - 1930 - Read the Nobels
"The Good Earth" - 1931
"Sons" - 1932
"The Mother"  - 1933
"The First Wife and Other Stories" - 1933
"The Exile" - 1936 - Read the Nobels
"Pavilion of Women" - 1946 - Read the Nobels
"Peony" - 1948 - Read the Nobels
"Imperial Woman" - 1956

Roger Martin du Gard, 1937
Eugene Gladstone O'Neill, 1936
No Nobel Prize was awarded in 1935
Luigi Pirandello, 1934
Ivan Alekseyevich Bunin, 1933
John Galsworthy, 1932
Erik Axel Karlfeldt, 1931
Sinclair Lewis, 1930

Thomas Mann, 1929
"Buddenbrooks: The Decline of a Family" (Buddenbrooks) - 1901
"Death in Venice" (Der Tod in Venedig) - 1912
"The Magic Mountain" (Der Zauberberg) - 1924

Sigrid Undset, 1928
Henri Bergson, 1927
Grazia Deledda, 1926
George Bernard Shaw, 1925
Wladyslaw Stanislaw Reymont, 1924
William Butler Yeats, 1923
Jacinto Benavente, 1922
Anatole France, 1921

Knut Pedersen Hamsun, 1920
"Pan" (Pan) - 1894 - Read the Nobels

Carl Friedrich Georg Spitteler, 1919
No Nobel Prize was awarded in 1918
Karl Adolph Gjellerup, Henrik Pontoppidan, 1917
Carl Gustaf Verner von Heidenstam, 1916
Romain Rolland, 1915
No Nobel Prize was awarded in 1914
Rabindranath Tagore, 1913
Gerhart Johann Robert Hauptmann, 1912
Count Maurice (Mooris) Polidore Marie Bernhard Maeterlinck, 1911
Paul Johann Ludwig Heyse, 1910
Selma Ottilia Lovisa Lagerlöf, 1909
Rudolf Christoph Eucken, 1908
Rudyard Kipling, 1907
Giosuè Carducci, 1906

Henryk Sienkiewicz, 1905
"Quo Vadis" (Quo Vadis) - 1895

Frédéric Mistral, José Echegaray y Eizaguirre, 1904
Bjørnstjerne Martinus Bjørnson, 1903
Christian Matthias Theodor Mommsen, 1902
Sully Prudhomme, 1901

There is a great Nobel reading group to be found on this blog: Read the Nobels
I have added the links to my reviews on the Nobel Prize page, they are usually the same as here but there might be a discussion with some of the members.

2 comments:

  1. hi there marianne -- i am so sorry i didnt reply to your email. this is aloi from read the nobels. can you please email me again at readerrabbit22 at gmail.com as i can't find the email. spam must've eaten it up! as soon as i get your email i can add you as an author to the blog!

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  2. That's alright, we all have our troubles with the world wide web, don't we? Anyway, thank you very much for getting in touch. I'm off to send the e-mail again right now.
    Have a nice Sunday

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