"Top Ten Tuesday" is an original feature/weekly meme created on the blog "The Broke and the Bookish". This feature was created because they are particularly fond of lists at "The Broke and the Bookish".
It is now hosted by Jana from That Artsy Reader Girl.
This week, our topic is Authors I Haven’t Read, But Want To.
First I thought, ups, I think I've read most authors that I really want to read. But then I got it. There is a huge list of authors that I still want to read: the Nobel Prize winners that I haven't read, yet.
So, it was only a matter of looking for the authors that I really would like to read and since there are definitely more than ten, I just started to go backwards. And here they are:
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Abdulrazak Gurnah, 2021 🇹🇿 🇬🇧
Abdulrazak Gurnah was born in Tanzania and has British citizenship. He writes in English received the prize "for his uncompromising and compassionate penetration of the effects of colonialism and the fate of the refugee in the gulf between cultures and continents". (Wikipedia)
Peter Handke, 2019 🇦🇹
Peter Handke is from Austria. He writes in German and received the prize "for an influential work that with linguistic ingenuity has explored the periphery and the specificity of human experience". (Wikipedia)
Kenzaburo Oe, 1994 🇯🇵
Kenzaburo Oe is from Japan. He writes in Japanese and received the prize "who with poetic force creates an imagined world, where life and myth condense to form a disconcerting picture of the human predicament today". (Wikipedia)
Camilo José Cela, 1989 🇪🇸
Camilo José Cela was from Spain. He wrote in Spanish and received the prize "for a rich and intensive prose, which with restrained compassion forms a challenging vision of man's vulnerability". (Wikipedia)
Wole Soyinka, 1986 🇳🇬
Wole Soyinka is Nigerian. He writes in English and received the prize because he "fashions the drama of existence ... in a wide cultural perspective and with poetic overtones". (Wikipedia)
Elias Canetti, 1981 🇧🇬 🇬🇧
Elias Canetti was born in Bulgaria and had British citizenship. He wrote in German and received the prize "for writings marked by a broad outlook, a wealth of ideas and artistic power". (Wikipedia)
Saul Bellow, 1976 🇨🇦 🇺🇸
Saul Bellow was born in Canada and had the US American citizenship. He wrote in English and received the prize "for the human understanding and subtle analysis of contemporary culture that are combined in his work". (Wikipedia)
Harry Martinson, 1974 🇸🇪
Harry Martinson was from Sweden. He wrote in Swedish and received the prize "for writings that catch the dewdrop and reflect the cosmos". (Wikipedia)
Eyvind Johnson, 1974 🇸🇪
Eyvind Johnson was also from Sweden and wrote in Swedish. He received the prize "for a narrative art, farseeing in lands and ages, in the service of freedom". (Wikipedia)
Patrick White, 1973 🇬🇧 🇦🇺
Patrick White was born in the United Kingdom and had Australian citizenship. He wrote in English and received the prize "for an epic and psychological narrative art, which has introduced a new continent into literature". (Wikipedia)
If you wonder why there are so many large gaps in between some authors, well, first of all,
I am not a huge fan of poetry, so I usually leave those out unless I
finish all the authors that wrote novels or non-fiction one day or if one of them
comes up in my book club or elsewhere.
So, there are two authors who write in Spanish, two in German, one in Japanese, one in Spanish and the last for all write in English.