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.

Louise Glück, 2020
Peter Handke, 2019

Olga Tokarczuk, 2018 (belated, see here)
"Primeval and other Times" (Prawiek i inne czasy) - 1996 - Read the Nobels

Kazuo Ishiguro, 2017
"The Remains of the Day" - 1989 - Read the Nobels
"When We Were Orphans" - 2000 - Read the Nobels

Bob Dylan, 2018
"Chronicles. Volume One" - 2004 - Read the Nobels

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- Read the Nobels

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

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

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 - Read the Nobels
"The Storyteller" (El Hablador) - 1987 - Read the Nobels

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 - Read the Nobels

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

Doris Lessing, 2007
"The Golden Notebook" - 1962 - Read the Nobels

Orhan Pamuk, 2006
"Cevdet Bey and His Sons" (Cevdet Bey ve Oğulları) - 1982 - Read the Nobels
"The Silent House" (Sessiz Ev) - 1983 - Read the Nobels
"The White Castle" (Beyaz Kale) - 1985 - Read the Nobels  
"The Black Book" (Kara Kitap) - 1990 - Read the Nobels
"The New Life" (Yeni Hyat) - 1994 - Read the Nobels
"My Name is Red" (Benim Adim Kirmizi) - 1998 - Read the Nobels
"Snow" (Kar) - 2002 - Read the Nobels
"Istanbul - Memories of a City" (Istanbul - Hatiralar ve Sehir) - 2003 - Read the Nobels
"My Father's Suitcase" (Babamın Bavulu) - 2007 - Read the Nobels
"The Museum of Innocence" (Masumiyet Müzesi) - 2008 - Read the Nobels
"The Naïve and the Sentimental Novelist" (Saf ve Düşünceli Romancı) - 2011 - Read the Nobels
"A Strangeness in my Mind" (Kafamda Bir Tuhaflık) - 2014 - Read the Nobels
"The Red-Haired Woman" (Kırmızı Saçlı Kadın) - 2016 - Read the Nobels

Harold Pinter, 2005

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

John M. Coetzee, 2003
"Disgrace" - 1999 - Read the Nobels
"The Childhood of Jesus" - 2013 - Read the Nobels
"The Master of Petersburg" - 1994 - Read the Nobels

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

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 - Read the Nobels
"Half A Life" - 2001 - Read the Nobels

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

Günter Grass, 1999
"The Tin Drum" (Die Blechtrommel) - 1959 - Read the Nobels
"Cat and Mouse" (Katz und Maus) - 1961 - Read the Nobels
"My Century" (Mein Jahrhundert) - 1999 - Read the Nobels
"Crabwalk" (Im Krebsgang) - 2002 - Read the Nobels
"Peeling the Onion" (Beim Häuten der Zwiebel) - 2006 - Read the Nobels
"The Box: Tales from the Darkroom" (Die Box. Dunkelkammergeschichten) - 2008 - Read the Nobels

José Saramago, 1998
"Blindness" (O Ensaio sobre a Cegueira)  - 1995 - Read the Nobels
"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 - Read the Nobels

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

Toni Morrison, 1993
"Beloved" - 1987 - Read the Nobels
"Paradise" - 1998 - Read the Nobels
"Love" - 2003 - Read the Nobels
"A Mercy" - 2008 - Read the Nobels 
"Home" - 2012 - Read the Nobels

Derek Walcott, 1992

Nadine Gordimer, 1991
"Burger's Daughter" - 1979 - Read the Nobels

Octavio Paz, 1990
Camilo José Cela, 1989

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

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

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

Gabriel García Márquez, 1982
"One Hundred Years of Solitude" (Cien años de soledad) - 1967 - Read the Nobels
"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 (Александр Исаевич Солженицын, ), 1970
"August 1914" ["The Red Wheel" cycle] (Узел I - «Август Четырнадцатого», Красное колесо/August 1914) - 1971 - Read the Nobels
"One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich" (Оди́н день Ива́на Дени́совича Odin den' Ivana Denisovicha) - 1962 - Read the Nobels
"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
"Waiting for Godot" (En attendant Godot) - 1952 - Read the Nobels

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" - 1939 - Read the Nobels
"East of Eden" - 1952 - Read the Nobels
"The Pearl" - 1962 - Read the Nobels

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 - Read the Nobels

Albert Camus, 1957
"The Stranger" (aka The Outsider) (L'étranger) - 1942 - Read the Nobels
"The Plague" (La Peste) - 1947 - Read the Nobels
"The Just Assassins" (aka The Just) (Les Justes) - 1949 - Read the Nobels
"The First Man" (Le premier homme) - 1994 - Read the Nobels

Juan Ramón Jiménez, 1956
Halldór Kiljan Laxness, 1955

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

Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill, 1953
François Mauriac, 1952
Pär Fabian Lagerkvist, 1951
Earl (Bertrand Arthur William) Russell, 1950

William Faulkner, 1949
"Light in August" - 1932 - Read the Nobels

Thomas Stearns Eliot, 1948
André Paul Guillaume Gide, 1947

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

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 - Read the Nobels
"Sons" - 1932
"The Mother" - 1933 - Read the Nobels
"The First Wife and Other Stories" - 1933 - Read the Nobels
"The Exile" - 1936 - Read the Nobels
"Pavilion of Women" - 1946 - Read the Nobels
"Peony" - 1948 - Read the Nobels
"Imperial Woman" - 1956 - Read the Nobels

Roger Martin du Gard, 1937
Eugene Gladstone O'Neill, 1936
No Nobel Prize was awarded in 1935
Luigi Pirandello, 1934

Ivan Alekseyevich Bunin, 1933
"In Paris" (в Париже/Parisiis) - 1943 - Read the Nobels

John Galsworthy, 1932
Erik Axel Karlfeldt, 1931
Sinclair Lewis, 1930

Thomas Mann, 1929
"Buddenbrooks: The Decline of a Family" (Buddenbrooks) - 1901 - Read the Nobels
"Death in Venice" (Der Tod in Venedig) - 1912 - Read the Nobels
"A Man and His Dog" (Herr und Hund. Ein Idyll) - 1918 - Read the Nobels
"The Magic Mountain" (Der Zauberberg) - 1924 - Read the Nobels 

Sigrid Undset, 1928
"Kristin Lavransdatter" (Kristin Lavransdatter) - 1920-22 - Read the Nobels

Henri Bergson, 1927
Grazia Deledda, 1926
George Bernard Shaw, 1925
Władysław Stanisław 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
"Sancta Lucia. Weihnachtliche Geschichten" (Kristuslegender) [Christmas Stories] - 1893-1917 - Read the Nobels

Rudolf Christoph Eucken, 1908
Rudyard Kipling, 1907
Giosuè Carducci, 1906

Henryk Sienkiewicz, 1905
"Quo Vadis" (Quo Vadis) - 1895 - Read the Nobels

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.

See also my list of Nobel Peace Prize Winners.

4 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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    1. Thank you, Emma. I don't challenge myself to do this within a year or something, I just like to read something by a Nobel Prize winner from time to time. They are usually very interesting authors.

      Happy Reading,
      Marianne

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