Thursday, October 5, 2017

Old Books by (Mostly) Dead Nobel Laureates 2017

Congratulations to Kazuo Ishiguro!
The Japanese-born British author of The Remains of the Day and Never Let Me Go has just been announced as the winner of the 2017 Nobel Prize in Literature. I’ll confess I’ve never read any of his books, but perhaps some day I will. I’ve always found the roster of Nobel laureates a good list to draw from when looking for new authors to try from around the world. 

Here at Old Books by Dead Guys we prefer our Nobel laureates a bit more antiquated. As happens each year on this occasion, I present the cumulative list of works by Nobel Prize winners that have been reviewed at this blog. Since last year 15 new works of literature have been added, and four new authors make their debut on the list: Henrik Pontoppidan, Bertrand Russell, Ernest Hemingway, and Boris Pasternak. If you’re looking for a Nobel-worthy read, check out the authors below and click on the titles to read the complete reviews.

Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson (1903 Nobel) Norway

Henryk Sienkiewicz (1905 Nobel) Poland

Rudyard Kipling (1907 Nobel) United Kingdom

Selma Lagerlöf (1909 Nobel) Sweden

Paul von Heyse (1910 Nobel) Germany

Maurice Maeterlinck (1911 Nobel) Belgium

Gerhart Hauptmann (1912 Nobel) Germany

Henrik Pontoppidan (1917 Nobel) Denmark

Knut Hamsun (1920 Nobel) Norway

Anatole France (1921 Nobel) France

Wladyslaw Reymont (1924 Nobel) Poland

George Benard Shaw (1925 Nobel) Ireland

Sinclair Lewis (1930 Nobel) United States of America

Eugene O’Neill
 (1936 Nobel) United States of America

Pearl S. Buck (1938 Nobel) United States of America (raised in China)

Hermann Hesse (1946 Nobel) Switzerland (born in Germany)

Bertrand Russell (1950 Nobel) United Kingdom

Pär Lagerkvist (1951 Nobel) Sweden

Ernest Hemingway (1954 Nobel) United States of America

Halldór Laxness (1955 Nobel) Iceland

Borris Pasternak (1958 Nobel) Russia (Soviet Union)

Bob Dylan (2016 Nobel) United States of America

See you next year!

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