The Nobel Prize in Literature – awarded to Kazuo Ishiguro

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October 8, 2017
Amy Nicholls

This year Kazuo Ishiguro won the Nobel Prize in Literature. The Nobel Prize in Literature has been awarded annually to an author from any country since 1901.

The Nobel Prize in Literature is presented to those who have, in the words of the will of Alfred Nobel, produced “in the field of literature the most outstanding work in an ideal direction”.

Alfred Bernhard Nobel (1833–1896),

The inventor of dynamite, Alfred Nobel was a Swedish chemist, engineer, and industrialist.

After his death, his will specified that 9 million was to be used to give prizes to those who have done their best for humanity in the field of physics, chemistry, physiology or medicine, literature and peace.

The Nobel Prizes in Physics, Chemistry, Physiology or Medicine and Literature are awarded in Stockholm, Sweden.

The Nobel Peace Prize is awarded in Oslo, Norway.

The Last Five Recipients of Nobel Prize in Literature:

The Nobel Prize in Literature 2016 – Bob Dylan
“for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition”
The Nobel Prize in Literature 2015 – Svetlana Alexievich
“for her polyphonic writings, a monument to suffering and courage in our time”
The Nobel Prize in Literature 2014 – Patrick Modiano
“for the art of memory with which he has evoked the most ungraspable human destinies and uncovered the life-world of the occupation”
The Nobel Prize in Literature 2013 – Alice Munro
“master of the contemporary short story”
The Nobel Prize in Literature 2012 – Mo Yan
“who with hallucinatory realism merges folk tales, history and the contemporary”
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