Nobel Laureates In Literature

Literature has influenced the world greatly and has many times even changed it or the better. However, there have also been times where a few works of literature have resulted in wars, conflicts, controversies and has even divided people based on ideologies. Legendary writers like Ernest Hemmingway, Pablo Neruda, T.S Elliott, William Faulkner, Herman Hasse and Rabindranath Tagore have bagged the Nobel Prize for literature in the past. Ernest Hemmingway was honored with the prestigious prize in 1954. This noted novelist and writer from the United States has penned several path breaking literary works like ‘A Farewell To Arms’, ‘For Whom The Bell Tolls’, ‘The Sun Also Rises’ and ‘The Old Man And The Sea’. Hemmingway has also penned several short stories as well. T.S Elliot was considered one of the best poets of the 20th century. Many works of these individuals are famous worldwide and some of their novels have also been the inspiration behind blockbuster flicks.

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 1 Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan.
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer & Songwriter
Birthdate: May 24, 1941
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Duluth, Minnesota, United States
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 2 Rudyard Kipling

Rudyard Kipling.
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Famous As: Journalist, Poet & Novelist
Birthdate: December 30, 1865
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Mumbai, India
Died: January 18, 1936

 3 Rabindranath Tagore

Rabindranath Tagore.
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Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: May 7, 1861
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Calcutta, Bengal Presidency, British India (present-day Kolkata, West Bengal, India)
Died: August 7, 1941

 4 Toni Morrison

Toni Morrison.
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Novelist
Birthdate: February 18, 1931
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Lorain, Ohio
Died: August 5, 2019

 5 T. S. Eliot

T. S. Eliot.
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Poet, Essayist, Playwright
Birthdate: September 26, 1888
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Died: January 4, 1965
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)

 6 Albert Camus

Albert Camus.
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Famous As: Philosopher & Novelist
Birthdate: November 7, 1913
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Drean, Algeria
Died: January 4, 1960
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 7 Jean-Paul Sartre

Jean-Paul Sartre.
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Famous As: Philosopher, Novelist
Birthdate: June 21, 1905
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: April 15, 1980
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 8 William Faulkner

William Faulkner.
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Writer, Nobel Laureate
Birthdate: September 25, 1897
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: New Albany, Mississippi, U.S
Died: July 6, 1962

 9 George Bernard Shaw

George Bernard Shaw.
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Playwright
Birthdate: July 26, 1856
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Portobello, Dublin, Ireland
Died: November 2, 1950
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 10 Pablo Neruda

Pablo Neruda.
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Chilean poet
Birthdate: July 12, 1904
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Parral, Chile
Died: September 23, 1973

 11 John Steinbeck

John Steinbeck.
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Author
Birthdate: February 27, 1902
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Salinas
Died: December 20, 1968

 12 William Golding

William Golding.
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Novelist
Birthdate: September 19, 1911
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Newquay
Died: June 19, 1993

 13 Samuel Beckett

Samuel Beckett.
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Novelist, Playwright, Theater Director
Birthdate: April 13, 1906
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Foxrock, Ireland
Died: December 22, 1989

 14 Hermann Hesse

Hermann Hesse.
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Famous As: Poet & Novelist
Birthdate: July 2, 1877
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Calw, Germany
Died: August 9, 1962
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 15 Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

Aleksandr Isayevich Solzhenitsyn.
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Novelist, Philosopher, Historian, Short story writer
Birthdate: December 11, 1918
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Kislovodsk, Russia
Died: August 3, 2008

 16 Seamus Heaney

Seamus Heaney.
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: April 13, 1939
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Castledawson
Died: August 30, 2013

 17 Harold Pinter

Harold Pinter.
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Famous As: Nobel Prize Winner in Literature
Birthdate: October 10, 1930
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Metropolitan Borough of Hackney
Died: December 24, 2008

 18 Wole Soyinka

Wole Soyinka.
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Author, Poet, Playwright
Birthdate: July 13, 1934
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Abeokuta

 19 Eugene O'Neill

Eugene Gladstone O'Neill .
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Playwright
Birthdate: October 16, 1888
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: New York City, New York, U.S.
Died: November 27, 1953

 20 Mario Vargas Llosa

Mario Vargas Llosa.
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: March 28, 1936
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Arequipa

 21 Saul Bellow

Saul Bellow .
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Novelist
Birthdate: June 10, 1915
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Lachine, Quebec, Canada
Died: April 5, 2005

 22 Alice Munro

Alice Munro.
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: July 10, 1931
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Wingham, Ontario, Canada

 23 J. M. Coetzee

J. M. Coetzee.
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Novelist, Author, Essayist
Birthdate: February 9, 1940
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Cape Town, South Africa
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 24 Doris Lessing

Doris Lessing.
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Novelist, Short Story Writer
Birthdate: October 22, 1919
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Kermanshah
Died: November 17, 2013

 25 Pearl Buck

Pearl Buck.
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Listed In: Activists
Famous As: American writer
Birthdate: June 26, 1892
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Hillsboro
Died: March 6, 1973

 26 Sinclair Lewis

Sinclair Lewis.
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Nobel Prize Winner in Literature
Birthdate: February 7, 1885
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Sauk Centre
Died: January 10, 1951

 27 Derek Walcott

Derek Walcott.
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: January 23, 1930
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Castries, Saint Lucia

 28 Orhan Pamuk

Orhan Pamuk.
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: June 7, 1952
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Istanbul, Turkey
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)

 29 Octavio Paz

Octavio Paz.
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Writer, Poet, Diplomat and Noble Prize Laureate
Birthdate: March 31, 1914
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Mexico City, Mexico
Died: April 19, 1998

 30 Thomas Mann

Paul Thomas Mann.
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Novelist, Short Story Writer
Birthdate: June 6, 1875
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Lübeck, Germany
Died: August 12, 1955

 31 Svetlana Alexievich

Svetlana Alexievich.
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Famous As: Write and Nobel Prize Winner in Literature
Birthdate: May 31, 1948
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Ivano-Frankivsk

 32 Naguib Mahfouz

Naguib Mahfouz .
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Novelist
Birthdate: December 11, 1911
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Cairo, Egypt
Died: August 30, 2006

 33 Henri Bergson

Henri Bergson.
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Famous As: Philosopher and Writer
Birthdate: October 18, 1859
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Paris
Died: January 4, 1941

 34 Nadine Gordimer

Nadine Gordimer.
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Writer, Political Activist
Birthdate: November 20, 1923
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Transvaal, South Africa
Died: July 13, 2014

 35 John Galsworthy

John Galsworthy.
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Nobel Laureate in Literature
Birthdate: August 14, 1867
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Kingston upon Thames
Died: January 31, 1933

 36 Boris Pasternak

Boris Pasternak.
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Poet & Writer
Birthdate: February 10, 1890
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Moscow
Died: May 30, 1960
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 37 Gabriela Mistral

Gabriela Mistral.
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Chilean poet
Birthdate: April 7, 1889
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Vicuña
Died: January 10, 1957

 38 Knut Hamsun

Knut Hamsun.
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: August 4, 1859
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Lom
Died: February 19, 1952

 39 Joseph Brodsky

Joseph Brodsky.
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Essayist & Poet
Birthdate: May 24, 1940
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg
Died: January 28, 1996

 40 Luigi Pirandello

Luigi Pirandello.
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: June 28, 1867
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Agrigento
Died: December 10, 1936

 41 Yasunari Kawabata

Yasunari Kawabata
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Novelist
Birthdate: June 11, 1899
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Osaka
Died: April 16, 1972

 42 Mo Yan

Mo Yan.
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Novelist & Short Story Writer
Birthdate: February 17, 1955
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Gaomi, Shandong, China

 43 Isaac Bashevis Singer

Isaac Bashevis Singer.
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: November 21, 1902
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Leoncin, Congress Poland
Died: July 24, 1991

 44 Anatole France

Anatole France.
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: April 16, 1844
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: October 12, 1924

 45 Dario Fo

Dario Fo.
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Famous As: Playwright
Birthdate: March 24, 1926
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Sangiano
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 46 Ivo Andric

Ivo Andric.
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Novelist
Birthdate: October 9, 1892
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Travnik
Died: March 13, 1975

 47 Nelly Sachs

Nelly Sachs
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Poet, Playwright, Writer
Birthdate: December 10, 1891
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Schöneberg
Died: May 12, 1970

 48 Patrick Modiano

Jean Patrick Modiano.
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: French Novelist
Birthdate: July 30, 1945
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Boulogne-Billancourt, France
Height: 6'6" (198 cm)

 49 Patrick White

Patrick White.
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Australian Writer
Birthdate: May 28, 1912
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Knightsbridge, London, England
Died: September 30, 1990

 50 Wisława Szymborska

Wisława Szymborska.
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Nobel Laureate in Literature
Birthdate: July 2, 1923
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Kórnik
Died: February 1, 2012