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One of the five Nobel Prizes established in 1895 by Alfred Nobel

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Nobel Prize in Literature: One of the five Nobel Prizes established in 1895 by Alfred Nobel
The Nobel Prize in Literature is a Swedish literature prize that is awarded annually, since 1901, to an author from any country who has, in the words of the will of Swedish industrialist Alfred Nobel, produced "in the field of literature the most outstanding work in an ideal direction". Though individual works are sometimes cited as being particularly noteworthy, the award is based on an author's body of work as a whole. The Swedish Academy decides who, if anyone, will receive the prize. The academy announces the name of the laureate in early October. It is one of the five Nobel Prizes established by the will of Alfred Nobel in 1895. On some occasions the award has been postponed to the following year, most recently in 2018.

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Former head of scandal-hit Swedish Academy dies of cancer

Sara Danius, the former head of the scandal-tainted committee which awards the Nobel Prize in Literature, has died of cancer, Swedish news agency TT said on Saturday.
Reuters - Published

Srebrenica massacre survivors want Handke's Nobel prize revoked

Survivors of the 1995 Srebrenica massacre called on Friday for Austrian author Peter Handke's Nobel Prize for Literature to be revoked, saying it was "shameful" to recognize a man who has denied the..
Reuters - Published

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Handke, Tokarczuk win Nobel prizes for literature [Video]Handke, Tokarczuk win Nobel prizes for literature

Austria's Peter Handke won the 2019 Nobel Prize for Literature, and the postponed 2018 award went to Polish author Olga Tokarczuk, the Swedish Academy said on Thursday. Megan Revell reports.

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Peter Handke wins 2019 Nobel literature prize, Olga Tokarczuk wins for 2018 [Video]Peter Handke wins 2019 Nobel literature prize, Olga Tokarczuk wins for 2018

Austria's Peter Handke won the 2019 Nobel Prize for Literature, and the postponed 2018 award went to Polish author Olga Tokarczuk, the Swedish Academy said on Thursday. Rough cut (no reporter..

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Austria's Handke and Poland's Tokarczuk win Nobel literature prizes

Austrian writer Peter Handke won the 2019 Nobel Prize for Literature on Thursday and Polish author Olga Tokarczuk was named as the 2018 winner after a sexual assault scandal led to last year's award..
Reuters - Published

Tokarczuk and Handke win Nobel literature prizes, line drawn under 2018 scandal

Austrian writer Peter Handke won the 2019 Nobel Prize for Literature on Thursday and Polish author Olga Tokarczuk was named as the 2018 winner after a sexual assault scandal led to last year's award..
Reuters - Published

Poland's Tokarczuk and Austria's Handke win Nobel literature prizes

Austria’s Peter Handke won the 2019 Nobel Prize in Literature, and the postponed 2018 award went to Polish author Olga Tokarczuk, the Swedish Academy said on Thursday.
France 24 - Published

Nobel Prize for Literature to name two winners after scandal-hit year

Two winners will be announced on Thursday after the prestigious prize had a year off in 2018.
BBC News - Published

Today in History for October 8th

Highlights of this day in history: Deadly fires scorch Chicago and other parts of Upper Midwest; Communist Poland bans labor groups; Alexander Solzhenitsyn wins Nobel Prize for Literature; Don Larsen..
USATODAY.com - Published

Passage: Toni Morrison and D.A. Pennebaker

"Sunday Morning" looks back at the careers of two creative giants: Nobel Laureate in Literature Toni Morrison ("Beloved"), and documentary filmmaker D.A. Pennebaker ("Don't Look Back"). Jane Pauley..
CBS News - Published

Remembering Nobel Prize winning author Toni Morrison

Acclaimed author Toni Morrison, who is known for novels such as "Beloved" and "The Bluest Eye" has died. Morrison was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1993. Michelle Miller takes a look back at..
CBS News - Published

Nobel-winning author Toni Morrison dead at 88

U.S. author Toni Morrison, whose 1987 novel "Beloved" about a runaway slave won a Pulitzer Prize and contributed to a body of work that made her the first black woman to be presented the Nobel Prize in..
Reuters - Published

Toni Morrison, Nobel Prize winner, author of 'Beloved,' dies at 88

Toni Morrison, the first black woman to win the Nobel Prize for Literature, is gone. But her unique voice endures in novels like "Beloved."
USATODAY.com - Published

Celebrated author Toni Morrison dies

The US novelist, the first African American woman to win the Nobel Prize for Literature, has died aged 88.
BBC News - Published

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