Nobel Prize for Literature 1901-2015

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  1. 2015: Svetlana Alexievich
  2. 2014: Patrick Modiano
  3. 2013 Alice Munro: many short stories -- many!
  4. 2012 Mo Yan
  5. 2011 Tomas Tranströmer
  6. 2010 Mario Vargas Llosa: La guerra del fin del mundo
  7. 2009 Herta Müller
  8. 2008 Jean-Marie Gustave Le Clézio: Le Procès-Verbal
  9. 2007 Doris Lessing: The Golden Notebook
  10. 2006 Orhan Pamuk: My Name is Red
  11. 2005 Harold Pinter: The Room
  12. 2004 Elfriede Jelinek: Clara S.: A Musical Tragedy
  13. 2003 J.M. Coetzee: Disgrace
  14. 2002 Imre Kertész: Fatelessness
  15. 2001 V.S. Naipaul
  16. 2000 Gao Xingjian
  17. 1999 Günter Grass
  18. 1998 José Saramago: Baltasar and Blimunda (not entirely fair; I barely remember it)
  19. 1997 Dario Fo
  20. 1996 Wislawa Szymborska
  21. 1995 Seamus Heaney: much of Field Work
  22. 1994 Kenzaburo Oe
  23. 1993 Toni Morrison: Beloved, The Bluest Eye, Jazz, Tar Baby, A Mercy
  24. 1992 Derek Walcott: selected poems
  25. 1991 Nadine Gordimer
  26. 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
  27. 1989 Camilo José Cela: La familia de Pascual Duarte
  28. 1988 Naguib Mahfouz: Palace Walk, Palace of Desire, Sugar Street
  29. 1987 Joseph Brodsky
  30. 1986 Wole Soyinka: Ake: The Years of Childhood, Death and the King's Horseman
  31. 1985 Claude Simon
  32. 1984 Jaroslav Seifert
  33. 1983 William Golding: Lord of the Flies
  34. 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
  35. 1981 Elias Canetti: A few essays from The Conscience of Words (not sure enough to count!)
  36. 1980 Czeslaw Milosz
  37. 1979 Odysseus Elytis
  38. 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)
  39. 1977 Vicente Aleixandre: Presencias, selected poems
  40. 1976 Saul Bellow
  41. 1975 Eugenio Montale
  42. 1974 Eyvind Johnson, Harry Martinson
  43. 1973 Patrick White
  44. 1972 Heinrich Böll
  45. 1971 Pablo Neruda: Residencia en la tierra, Cantos ceremoniales, selected pieces
  46. 1970 Alexander Solzhenitsyn
  47. 1969 Samuel Beckett: Waiting for Godot, Whoroscope, Murphy, Watt, Krapp's Last Tape, Molloy, Malone meurt, Footfalls, First Love
  48. 1968 Yasunari Kawabata: Snow Country, Thousand Cranes
  49. 1967 Miguel Angel Asturias
  50. 1966 Samuel Agnon, Nelly Sachs
  51. 1965 Mikhail Sholokhov
  52. 1964 Jean-Paul Sartre: Huis clos, Nausea, a few essays
  53. 1963 Giorgos Seferis
  54. 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
  55. 1961 Ivo Andric
  56. 1960 Saint-John Perse
  57. 1959 Salvatore Quasimodo
  58. 1958 Boris Pasternak: Dr. Zhivago
  59. 1957 Albert Camus: L'étranger, Le mythe de Sisyphe, The First Man
  60. 1956 Juan Ramón Jiménez: Platero y yo
  61. 1955 Halldór Laxness: Independent People
  62. 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
  63. 1953 Winston Churchill (I've probably read a speech somewhere, but it doesn't count)
  64. 1952 François Mauriac
  65. 1951 Pär Lagerkvist: Barabbas
  66. 1950 Bertrand Russell: Why I Am Not a Christian, selected essays
  67. 1949 William Faulkner: Light in August, The Sound and the Fury, The Hamlet...I think I'm forgetting one or two
  68. 1948 T.S. Eliot: Most of the major poetic works, several essays (lit. crit.)
  69. 1947 André Gide: La Symphonie pastorale
  70. 1946 Hermann Hesse: Siddhartha, part of The Glass Bead Game
  71. 1945 Gabriela Mistral
  72. 1944 Johannes V. Jensen
  73. 1939 Frans Eemil Sillanpää
  74. 1938 Pearl Buck: The Good Earth
  75. 1937 Roger Martin du Gard
  76. 1936 Eugene O'Neill: The Hairy Ape, The Emperor Jones, Anna Christie, Mourning Becomes Electra, The Iceman Cometh
  77. 1934 Luigi Pirandello: Six Characters in Search of an Author, Henry IV
  78. 1933 Ivan Bunin
  79. 1932 John Galsworthy: The Forsyte Saga (I read it all smashed into one volume)
  80. 1931 Erik Axel Karlfeldt
  81. 1930 Sinclair Lewis: Main Street, Babbitt
  82. 1929 Thomas Mann: Death in Venice, Doctor Faustus
  83. 1928 Sigrid Undset: Kristin Lavransdatter (only the first volume of the trilogy)
  84. 1927 Henri Bergson: Laughter : An Essay on the Meaning of the Comic, one or two other essays
  85. 1926 Grazia Deledda
  86. 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)
  87. 1924 Wladyslaw Reymont
  88. 1923 William Butler Yeats: most of the major poems, selected letters, at least one play
  89. 1922 Jacinto Benavente
  90. 1921 Anatole France: The Gods are Athirst
  91. 1920 Knut Hamsun: Pan
  92. 1919 Carl Spitteler
  93. 1917 Karl Gjellerup, Henrik Pontoppidan
  94. 1916 Verner von Heidenstam
  95. 1915 Romain Rolland
  96. 1913 Rabindranath Tagore (a couple of poems, not enough to count)
  97. 1912 Gerhart Hauptmann
  98. 1911 Maurice Maeterlinck: The Blue Bird, Pelléas and Mélisande
  99. 1910 Paul Heyse
  100. 1909 Selma Lagerlöf
  101. 1908 Rudolf Eucken
  102. 1907 Rudyard Kipling: Departmental Ditties, Barrack Room Ballads, Jungle Book, Kim
  103. 1906 Giosuè Carducci
  104. 1905 Henryk Sienkiewicz
  105. 1904 Frédéric Mistral, José Echegaray
  106. 1903 Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson
  107. 1902 Theodor Mommsen
  108. 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 (10/8/15): added 2014 and 2015 recipients