Winners of Nobel Prize in literature since 1980

AP News
|
Posted: Oct 09, 2014 9:52 AM
Winners of Nobel Prize in literature since 1980

STOCKHOLM (AP) — The 2014 Nobel Prize in literature was announced Thursday by the Swedish Academy. Here is a list of winners of the award since 1980:

— 2014: Patrick Modiano, France.

— 2013: Alice Munro, Canada.

— 2012: Mo Yan, China.

— 2011: Tomas Transtromer, Sweden.

— 2010: Mario Vargas Llosa, Peru.

— 2009: Herta Mueller, Germany.

— 2008: Jean-Marie Gustave Le Clezio, France.

— 2007: Doris Lessing, Britain.

— 2006: Orhan Pamuk, Turkey.

— 2005: Harold Pinter, Britain.

— 2004: Elfriede Jelinek, Austria.

— 2003: J.M. Coetzee, South Africa.

— 2002: Imre Kertesz, Hungary.

— 2001: V.S. Naipaul, Trinidad-born Briton.

— 2000: Gao Xingjian, Chinese-born French.

— 1999: Guenter Grass, Germany.

— 1998: Jose Saramago, Portugal.

— 1997: Dario Fo, Italy.

— 1996: Wislawa Szymborska, Poland.

— 1995: Seamus Heaney, Ireland.

— 1994: Kenzaburo Oe, Japan.

— 1993: Toni Morrison, United States.

— 1992: Derek Walcott, St. Lucia.

— 1991: Nadine Gordimer, South Africa.

— 1990: Octavio Paz, Mexico.

— 1989: Camilo Jose Cela, Spain.

— 1988: Naguib Mahfouz, Egypt.

— 1987: Joseph Brodsky, Russian-born American.

— 1986: Wole Soyinka, Nigeria.

— 1985: Claude Simon, France.

— 1984: Jaroslav Seifert, Czechoslovakia.

— 1983: William Golding, Britain.

— 1982: Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Colombia.

— 1981: Elias Canetti, Bulgarian-born Briton.

— 1980: Czeslaw Milosz, Polish-born American.