Nobel Prize for Literature 1901-2013

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  1. 2013 Alice Munro: many short stories -- many!
  2. 2012 Mo Yan
  3. 2011 Tomas Tranströmer
  4. 2010 Mario Vargas Llosa: La guerra del fin del mundo
  5. 2009 Herta Müller
  6. 2008 Jean-Marie Gustave Le Clézio: Le Procès-Verbal
  7. 2007 Doris Lessing: The Golden Notebook
  8. 2006 Orhan Pamuk: My Name is Red
  9. 2005 Harold Pinter: The Room
  10. 2004 Elfriede Jelinek: Clara S.: A Musical Tragedy
  11. 2003 J.M. Coetzee: Disgrace
  12. 2002 Imre Kertész: Fatelessness
  13. 2001 V.S. Naipaul
  14. 2000 Gao Xingjian
  15. 1999 Günter Grass
  16. 1998 José Saramago: Baltasar and Blimunda (not entirely fair; I barely remember it)
  17. 1997 Dario Fo
  18. 1996 Wislawa Szymborska
  19. 1995 Seamus Heaney: much of Field Work
  20. 1994 Kenzaburo Oe
  21. 1993 Toni Morrison: Beloved, The Bluest Eye, Jazz, Tar Baby, A Mercy
  22. 1992 Derek Walcott: selected poems
  23. 1991 Nadine Gordimer
  24. 1990 Octavio Paz: Bajo tu clara sombra y otros poemas sobre España, A la orilla del mundo, Libertad bajo palabra, Puertas al campo, other selections
  25. 1989 Camilo José Cela: La familia de Pascual Duarte
  26. 1988 Naguib Mahfouz: Palace Walk, Palace of Desire, Sugar Street
  27. 1987 Joseph Brodsky
  28. 1986 Wole Soyinka: Ake: The Years of Childhood, Death and the King's Horseman
  29. 1985 Claude Simon
  30. 1984 Jaroslav Seifert
  31. 1983 William Golding: Lord of the Flies
  32. 1982 Gabriel García Márquez: One Hundred Years of Solitude, Love in the Time of Cholera, Crónica de una muerte anunciada, El coronel no tiene quien le escriba, other short stories
  33. 1981 Elias Canetti: A few essays from The Conscience of Words (not sure enough to count!)
  34. 1980 Czeslaw Milosz
  35. 1979 Odysseus Elytis
  36. 1978 Isaac Bashevis Singer: Zlateh the Goat and Other Stories, Stories for Children (I don't think I've read any of his adult works)
  37. 1977 Vicente Aleixandre: Presencias, selected poems
  38. 1976 Saul Bellow
  39. 1975 Eugenio Montale
  40. 1974 Eyvind Johnson, Harry Martinson
  41. 1973 Patrick White
  42. 1972 Heinrich Böll
  43. 1971 Pablo Neruda: Residencia en la tierra, Cantos ceremoniales, selected pieces
  44. 1970 Alexander Solzhenitsyn
  45. 1969 Samuel Beckett: Waiting for Godot, Whoroscope, Murphy, Watt, Krapp's Last Tape, Molloy, Malone meurt, Footfalls, First Love
  46. 1968 Yasunari Kawabata: Snow Country, Thousand Cranes
  47. 1967 Miguel Angel Asturias
  48. 1966 Samuel Agnon, Nelly Sachs
  49. 1965 Mikhail Sholokhov
  50. 1964 Jean-Paul Sartre: Huis clos, Nausea, a few essays
  51. 1963 Giorgos Seferis
  52. 1962 John Steinbeck: East of Eden, The Grapes of Wrath, Cannery Row, The Pastures of Heaven, To a God Unknown, Tortilla Flat, In Dubious Battle, Of Mice and Men, The Long Valley, The Pearl
  53. 1961 Ivo Andric
  54. 1960 Saint-John Perse
  55. 1959 Salvatore Quasimodo
  56. 1958 Boris Pasternak: Dr. Zhivago
  57. 1957 Albert Camus: L'étranger, Le mythe de Sisyphe, The First Man
  58. 1956 Juan Ramón Jiménez: Platero y yo
  59. 1955 Halldór Laxness: Independent People
  60. 1954 Ernest Hemingway: In Our Time, Men Without Women, The Snows of Kilimanjaro and Other Stories, The Nick Adams Stories, The Sun Also Rises, A Farewell to Arms, To Have and Have Not, The Old Man and the Sea, Green Hills of Africa, A Moveable Feast
  61. 1953 Winston Churchill (I've probably read a speech somewhere, but it doesn't count)
  62. 1952 François Mauriac
  63. 1951 Pär Lagerkvist: Barabbas
  64. 1950 Bertrand Russell: Why I Am Not a Christian, selected essays
  65. 1949 William Faulkner: Light in August, The Sound and the Fury, The Hamlet...I think I'm forgetting one or two
  66. 1948 T.S. Eliot: Most of the major poetic works, several essays (lit. crit.)
  67. 1947 André Gide: La Symphonie pastorale
  68. 1946 Hermann Hesse: Siddhartha, part of The Glass Bead Game
  69. 1945 Gabriela Mistral
  70. 1944 Johannes V. Jensen
  71. 1939 Frans Eemil Sillanpää
  72. 1938 Pearl Buck: The Good Earth
  73. 1937 Roger Martin du Gard
  74. 1936 Eugene O'Neill: The Hairy Ape, The Emperor Jones, Anna Christie, Mourning Becomes Electra, The Iceman Cometh
  75. 1934 Luigi Pirandello: Six Characters in Search of an Author, Henry IV
  76. 1933 Ivan Bunin
  77. 1932 John Galsworthy: The Forsyte Saga (I read it all smashed into one volume)
  78. 1931 Erik Axel Karlfeldt
  79. 1930 Sinclair Lewis: Main Street, Babbitt
  80. 1929 Thomas Mann: Death in Venice, Doctor Faustus
  81. 1928 Sigrid Undset: Kristin Lavransdatter (only the first volume of the trilogy)
  82. 1927 Henri Bergson: Laughter : An Essay on the Meaning of the Comic, one or two other essays
  83. 1926 Grazia Deledda
  84. 1925 George Bernard Shaw: Cashel Byron's Profession, the majority of the plays, a lot of his theatrical / music criticism, letters (he was part of my thesis in college)
  85. 1924 Wladyslaw Reymont
  86. 1923 William Butler Yeats: most of the major poems, selected letters, at least one play
  87. 1922 Jacinto Benavente
  88. 1921 Anatole France: The Gods are Athirst
  89. 1920 Knut Hamsun: Pan
  90. 1919 Carl Spitteler
  91. 1917 Karl Gjellerup, Henrik Pontoppidan
  92. 1916 Verner von Heidenstam
  93. 1915 Romain Rolland
  94. 1913 Rabindranath Tagore (a couple of poems, not enough to count)
  95. 1912 Gerhart Hauptmann
  96. 1911 Maurice Maeterlinck: The Blue Bird, Pelléas and Mélisande
  97. 1910 Paul Heyse
  98. 1909 Selma Lagerlöf
  99. 1908 Rudolf Eucken
  100. 1907 Rudyard Kipling: Departmental Ditties, Barrack Room Ballads, Jungle Book, Kim
  101. 1906 Giosuè Carducci
  102. 1905 Henryk Sienkiewicz
  103. 1904 Frédéric Mistral, José Echegaray
  104. 1903 Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson
  105. 1902 Theodor Mommsen
  106. 1901 Sully Prudhomme
Author Comments: 

I'm really shocked at how many of these I was able to count! I had expected to have very few of them before I went down the list. Oh well...plenty more to go. :-)

Last update (10/10/13): added 2013 recipient