Book Review: Famous works of Nobel Prize winning authors

This section contains reviews of the famous works of various Nobel Prize winning authors. It also invites reviews from readers who have read the popular works of these Nobel Prize winning authors.

What is the Nobel Prize for Literature?

The Nobel Prize for Literature is awarded annually to an author who has produced, in the words of Alfred Nobel himself, “in the field of literature the most outstanding work in an ideal direction ”.

List of book reviews of Nobel Prize winning authors

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List of Nobel Prize winning authors

We have enlisted the names of all Nobel Prize wining authors till date. We have tried to mention 1 work for which s/he is famous, alongside each author. We know that mentioning just one composition does not do justice to the caliber of these authors who have each produced a body of brilliant literary work. We have simply tried to  indicate a possible reading list for those who want to read a representative work by the author before going onto a more comprehensive reading of his works

Year Author Famous for
1901 Sully Prudhomme Parnassian poetry
1902 Theodor Mommsen History of Rome
1903 Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson Synnöve Solbakken
1904 José Echegaray El gran Galeoto
1904 Frédéric Mistral MIRÈIO
1905 Henryk Sienkiewicz Quo vadis
1906 Giosuè Carducci Rime Nuove (New Rhymes) , Odi Barbare (Barbarian Odes)
1907 Rudyard Kipling Jungle Books
1908 Rudolf Eucken The Problem of Human Life as Viewed by the Great Thinkers
1909 Selma Lagerlöf The Wonderful Adventures of Nils
1910 Paul Heyse Children of the World
1911 Maurice Maeterlinck The Blue Bird
1912 Gerhart Hauptmann Die Weber
1913 Rabindranath Tagore Gitanjali
1915 Romain Rolland Le Théâtre du peuple
1916 Verner von Heidenstam Karolinerna
1917 Henrik Pontoppidan Lucky Peter
1917 Karl Gjellerup The German Student
1919 Carl Spitteler Olympian Spring
1920 Knut Hamsun Growth of the Soil
1921 Anatole France The Crime of Sylvestre Bonnard
1922 Jacinto Benavente The Bonds of Interest
1923 William Butler Yeats The Wild Swans at Coole
1924 Wladyslaw Reymont Chłopi
1925 George Bernard Shaw Arms and the Man
1926 Grazia Deledda Anime Oneste
1927 Henri Bergson The Two Sources of Morality and Religion
1928 Sigrid Undset Kristin Lavransdatter
1929 Thomas Mann Buddenbrooks
1930 Sinclair Lewis Arrowsmith
1931 Erik Axel Karlfeldt Arcadia Borealis
1932 John Galsworthy The Forsyte Saga
1933 Ivan Bunin The Gentleman from San Francisco
1934 Luigi Pirandello Lumie di Sicilia
1936 Eugene O'Neill Anna Christie
1937 Roger Martin du Gard Les Thibault
1938 Pearl Buck The Good Earth
1939 Frans Eemil Sillanpää People in the Summer Night
1944 Johannes V. Jensen Poems 1906
1945 Gabriela Mistral Piececitos de Niño
1946 Hermann Hesse Siddhartha
1947 André Gide Fruits of the Earth
1948 T.S. Eliot The Waste Land
1949 William Faulkner The Sound and the Fury
1950 Bertrand Russell A History of Western Philosophy
1951 Pär Lagerkvist Fruits of the Earth
1952 François Mauriac Thérèse
1953 Winston Churchill The Second World War
1954 Ernest Hemingway The Old Man and the Sea
1955 Halldór Laxness Independent People
1956 Juan Ramón Jiménez Platero and I
1957 Albert Camus The Plague
1958 Boris Pasternak Doctor Zhivago
1959 Salvatore Quasimodo Giorno Dopo Giorno
1960 Saint-John Perse Exile
1961 Ivo Andric Anxieties
1962 John Steinbeck The Grapes of Wrath
1963 Giorgos Seferis Turning Point
1964 Jean-Paul Sartre Nausea
1965 Mikhail Sholokhov And Quiet Flows the Don
1966 Nelly Sachs Eli: A Mystery Play of the Sufferings of Israel
1966 Shmuel Agnon The Bridal Canopy
1967 Miguel Angel Asturias The President
1968 Yasunari Kawabata Snow Country
1969 Samuel Beckett Waiting for Godot
1970 Alexandr Solzhenitsyn One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich
1971 Pablo Neruda Canto General
1972 Heinrich Böll Billiards at Half-past Nine
1973 Patrick White Riders in the Chariot
1974 Harry Martinson Aniara
1974 Eyvind Johnson Here is Your Life!
1975 Eugenio Montale Occasions
1976 Saul Bellow The Adventures of Augie March
1977 Vicente Aleixandre Shadow of Paradise
1978 Isaac Bashevis Singer Gimpel the Fool
1979 Odysseus Elytis Worthy It Is
1980 Czeslaw Milosz The Captive Mind
1981 Elias Canetti Crowds and Power
1982 Gabriel García Márquez One Hundred Years of Solitude
1983 William Golding Lord of the Flies
1984 Jaroslav Seifert The Plague Column
1985 Claude Simon The Flanders Road
1986 Wole Soyinka The Bacchae of Euripides
1987 Joseph Brodsky Love Song
1988 Naguib Mahfouz Chitchat on the Nile
1989 Camilo José Cela The Hive
1990 Octavio Paz Collected Poems, 1957–1987
1991 Nadine Gordimer The Conservationist
1992 Derek Walcott Omeros
1993 Toni Morrison Beloved
1994 Kenzaburo Oe A Personal Matter
1995 Seamus Heaney The Spirit Level
1996 Wislawa Szymborska Some Like Poetry
1997 Dario Fo Archangels Don't Play Pinball
1998 José Saramago Baltasar and Blimunda
1999 Günter Grass The Tin Drum
2000 Gao Xingjian One Man's Bible
2001 V. S. Naipaul In a Free State
2002 Imre Kertész Fatelessness
2003 J. M. Coetzee Disgrace
2004 Elfriede Jelinek The Piano Teacher
2005 Harold Pinter The Birthday Party
2006 Orhan Pamuk The Black Book
2007 Doris Lessing The Grass is Singing
2008 Jean-Marie Gustave Le Clézio The Interrogation
2009 Herta Müller The Land of Green Plums


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