Noble Nobels - 21st Century Laureates in Literature

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The Nobel Prize in Literature was first awarded in 1901, for outstanding contributions in literature. There have been 7 years in which the prize was not awarded: 1914, 1918, 1935, and 1940-43; four years where the award was given to 2 people: 1904, 1917, 1966, and 1974; and two awards have been rejected (although the Nobel committee does not acknowledge refusals): Boris Pasternak was forced to publicly reject his award under pressure from the Soviet Union government (1958) and Jean-Paul Sartre rejected his award in 1964. Up to and including 2020 the award has been won by 16 women.

This list is a selection of works by laureates who have been awarded prizes in the 21st Century - year 2000 up to the present day. Some authors have few works available in English translation; other authors have several works to choose from so there is a maximum of 4 works per author in the list... just to get you started.

A Village Life

Louise Gluck

£9.94 £9.24

The Nobel Prize in Literature 2020 was awarded to Louise Glück "for her unmistakable poetic voice that with austere beauty makes individual existence universal."

Faithful and Virtuous Night

Louise Gluck

£9.94 £9.24

2020 Nobel laureate

Averno

Louise Gluck

£9.94 £9.24

2020 Nobel laureate

Proofs and Theories

Louise Gluck

£12.95 £12.04

2020 Nobel laureate

The Left-Handed Woman

Peter Handke

£8.99 £8.36

The Nobel Prize in Literature 2019 was awarded to Peter Handke "for an influential work that with linguistic ingenuity has explored the periphery and the specificity of human experience."

Repetition

Peter Handke

£9.99 £9.29

2019 Nobel laureate

The Goalkeeper's Anxiety at the Penalty Kick

Peter Handke

£8.99 £8.36

2019 Nobel laureate

Storm Still

Peter Handke

£12.99

2019 Nobel laureate

Primeval and Other Times

Olga Tokarczuk

£9.90 £9.20

The Nobel Prize in Literature 2018 was awarded to Olga Tokarczuk "for a narrative imagination that with encyclopedic passion represents the crossing of boundaries as a form of life."

Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead

Olga Tokarczuk

£8.99 £8.36

2018 Nobel laureate

Flights

Olga Tokarczuk

£9.99 £9.29

2018 Nobel laureate

The Lost Soul

Olga Tokarczuk and Joanna Concejo

£16.98 £15.79

2018 Nobel laureate

Never Let Me Go

Kazuo Ishiguro

£8.99 £8.36

The Nobel Prize in Literature 2017 was awarded to Kazuo Ishiguro "who, in novels of great emotional force, has uncovered the abyss beneath our illusory sense of connection with the world."

The Remains of the Day

Kazuo Ishiguro

£8.99 £8.36

2017 Nobel laureate

Klara and the Sun

Kazuo Ishiguro

£20.00 £18.60

2017 Nobel laureate

A Pale View of Hills

Kazuo Ishiguro

£8.99 £8.36

2017 Nobel laureate

Tarantula

Bob Dylan

£8.99 £8.36

The Nobel Prize in Literature 2016 was awarded to Bob Dylan "for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition."

100 Songs

Bob Dylan

£14.99 £13.94

2016 Nobel laureate

Chronicles Volume 1

Bob Dylan

£10.99 £10.22

2016 Nobel laureate

Chernobyl Prayer: Voices from Chernobyl

Svetlana Alexievich

£9.99 £9.29

The Nobel Prize in Literature 2015 was awarded to Svetlana Alexievich "for her polyphonic writings, a monument to suffering and courage in our time."

Last Witnesses: Unchildlike Stories

Svetlana Alexievich

£10.99 £10.22

2015 Nobel laureate

The Unwomanly Face of War

Svetlana Alexievich

£9.99 £9.29

2015 Nobel laureate

Boys in Zinc

Svetlana Alexievich

£9.99 £9.29

2015 Nobel laureate

The Search Warrant: Dora Bruder

Patrick Modiano

£8.99 £8.36

The Nobel Prize in Literature 2014 was awarded to Patrick Modiano "for the art of memory with which he has evoked the most ungraspable human destinies and uncovered the life-world of the occupation."

Missing Person

Patrick Modiano

£9.99 £9.29

2014 Nobel laureate

The Occupation Trilogy: La Place de l'Etoile - The Night Watch - Ring Roads

Patrick Modiano

£12.99 £12.08

2014 Nobel laureate

Villa Triste

Patrick Modiano

£9.99 £9.29

2014 Nobel laureate

Dear Life

Alice Munro

£9.99 £9.29

The Nobel Prize in Literature 2013 was awarded to Alice Munro "master of the contemporary short story."

Too Much Happiness

Alice Munro

£9.99 £9.29

2013 Nobel laureate

Lives of Girls and Women

Alice Munro

£9.99 £9.29

2013 Nobel laureate

Lying Under the Apple Tree

Alice Munro

£9.99 £9.29

2013 Nobel laureate

Red Sorghum

Mo Yan

£8.99 £8.36

The Nobel Prize in Literature 2012 was awarded to Mo Yan "who with hallucinatory realism merges folk tales, history and the contemporary."

Change

Mo Yan

£10.00

2012 Nobel laureate

Frog

Mo Yan

£9.99 £9.29

2012 Nobel laureate

POW!

Mo Yan

£13.50

2012 Nobel laureate

New Collected Poems

Tomas Transtromer

£12.00 £11.16

The Nobel Prize in Literature 2011 was awarded to Tomas Tranströmer "because, through his condensed, translucent images, he gives us fresh access to reality."

The Time of the Hero

Mario Vargas Llosa

£9.99 £9.29

The Nobel Prize in Literature 2010 was awarded to Mario Vargas Llosa "for his cartography of structures of power and his trenchant images of the individual's resistance, revolt, and defeat."

The Dream of the Celt

Mario Vargas Llosa

£9.99 £9.29

2010 Nobel laureate

The Feast of the Goat

Mario Vargas Llosa

£9.99 £9.29

2010 Nobel laureate

The Neighborhood

Mario Vargas Llosa

£18.98 £17.65

2010 Nobel laureate

The Land Of Green Plums

Herta (Y) Muller

£7.99 £7.43

The Nobel Prize in Literature 2009 was awarded to Herta Müller "who, with the concentration of poetry and the frankness of prose, depicts the landscape of the dispossessed."

The Appointment

Herta (Y) Muller

£8.99 £8.36

2009 Nobel laureate

The Hunger Angel

Herta (Y) Muller

£8.99 £8.36

2009 Nobel laureate

Desert

J.M.G Le (Author) Clezio

£9.99 £9.29

The Nobel Prize in Literature 2008 was awarded to Jean-Marie Gustave Le Clézio "author of new departures, poetic adventure and sensual ecstasy, explorer of a humanity beyond and below the reigning civilization."

African

J. M. G. Le Clezio

£9.99 £9.29

2008 Nobel laureate

Mydriasis: Followed by 'to the Icebergs'

J M G Le Clezio

£14.99

2008 Nobel laureate

The Golden Notebook

Doris Lessing

£9.99 £9.29

The Nobel Prize in Literature 2007 was awarded to Doris Lessing "that epicist of the female experience, who with scepticism, fire and visionary power has subjected a divided civilisation to scrutiny."

The Grass is Singing

Doris Lessing

£8.99 £8.36

2007 Nobel laureate

The Fifth Child

Doris Lessing

£8.99 £8.36

2007 Nobel laureate

On Cats

Doris Lessing

£6.99 £6.50

2007 Nobel laureate

Orhan Pamuk: Orange

Gerhard Steidl, Holger Feroudj, et al.

£28.00 £26.04

The Nobel Prize in Literature 2006 was awarded to Orhan Pamuk "who in the quest for the melancholic soul of his native city has discovered new symbols for the clash and interlacing of cultures."

The Red-Haired Woman

Orhan Pamuk

£8.99 £8.36

2006 Nobel laureate

The Black Book

Orhan Pamuk

£9.99 £9.29

2006 Nobel laureate

Istanbul: Memories and the City (The Illustrated Edition)

Orhan Pamuk

£25.00 £23.25

2006 Nobel laureate

Harold Pinter Plays 1: The Birthday Party; The Room; The Dumb Waiter; A Slight Ache; The Hothouse; A Night Out; The Black and Wh

Harold Pinter

£16.98 £15.79

The Nobel Prize in Literature 2005 was awarded to Harold Pinter "who in his plays uncovers the precipice under everyday prattle and forces entry into oppression's closed rooms."

The Short Plays of Harold Pinter

Harold Pinter

£18.98 £17.65

2005 Nobel laureate

Harold Pinter Plays 3: The Homecoming; Old Times; No Man's Land

Harold Pinter

£17.98 £16.72

2005 Nobel laureate

Rein Gold

Elfriede Jelinek

£12.99 £12.08

The Nobel Prize in Literature 2004 was awarded to Elfriede Jelinek "for her musical flow of voices and counter-voices in novels and plays that with extraordinary linguistic zeal reveal the absurdity of society's clichés and their subjugating power."

The Piano Teacher

Elfriede Jelinek

£8.99 £8.36

2004 Nobel laureate

Charges (The Supplicants)

Elfriede Jelinek

£14.50

2004 Nobel laureate

The Death of Jesus

J.M. Coetzee

£9.99 £9.29

The Nobel Prize in Literature 2003 was awarded to John M. Coetzee "who in innumerable guises portrays the surprising involvement of the outsider."

Disgrace

J.M. Coetzee

£9.99 £9.29

2003 Nobel laureate

The Schooldays of Jesus

J. M. Coetzee

£9.99 £9.29

2003 Nobel laureate

The Childhood of Jesus

J.M. Coetzee

£9.99 £9.29

2003 Nobel laureate

Fateless

Imre Kertesz

£8.99 £8.36

The Nobel Prize in Literature 2002 was awarded to Imre Kertész "for writing that upholds the fragile experience of the individual against the barbaric arbitrariness of history."

Liquidation

Imre Kertesz

£8.99 £8.36

2002 Nobel laureate

Detective Story

Imre Kertesz

£8.99 £8.36

2002 Nobel laureate

A House for Mr Biswas

V. S. Naipaul

£12.99 £12.08

The Nobel Prize in Literature 2001 was awarded to Sir Vidiadhar Surajprasad Naipaul "for having united perceptive narrative and incorruptible scrutiny in works that compel us to see the presence of suppressed histories."

In a Free State

V. S. Naipaul

£10.99 £10.22

2001 Nobel laureate

The Enigma of Arrival

V. S. Naipaul

£12.99 £12.08

2001 Nobel laureate

An Area of Darkness

V. S. Naipaul

£10.99 £10.22

2001 Nobel laureate

Soul Mountain

Gao Xingjian

£12.99 £12.08

The Nobel Prize in Literature 2000 was awarded to Gao Xingjian "for an æuvre of universal validity, bitter insights and linguistic ingenuity, which has opened new paths for the Chinese novel and drama."