Famous Nobel Laureates In Literature - List of Famous 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.

Ernest Hemmingway, T.S Elliot and Herman Hasse are a few famous Nobel Laureates In Literature

The Most Famous Nobel Laureates In Literature

NameBirthdayNationalityBio
Derek WalcottJanuary 23, 1930Saint LucianDerek Walcott is a West Indian poet and playwright, who won the 1992 Nobel Prize in Literature
Pablo NerudaJuly 12, 1904ChileanPablo Neruda was a Chilean poet, politician and Nobel laureate
Seamus HeaneyApril 13, 1939IrishNobel Laureate Seamus Heaney was an Irish poet, playwright and translator
John SteinbeckFebruary 27, 1902AmericanJohn Steinbeck was a celebrated American writer famous for his novel, ‘The Grapes of Wrath’
Jean-Paul SartreJune 21, 1905FrenchJean-Paul Sartre was a great existentialist philosopher of the 20th century
Boris PasternakFebruary 10, 1890RussianBoris Leonidovich Pasternak was a Russian novelist, poet and translator
Luigi PirandelloJune 28, 1867ItalianLuigi Pirandello was a Nobel Prize winning Italian writer and dramatist
Samuel BeckettApril 13, 1906IrishSamuel Beckett was an Irish playwright, novelist, theatre director and poet
Albert CamusNovember 7, 1913Algerian, FrenchAlbert Camus was a French philosopher, author & journalist, who contributed greatly to the rise of the philosophy known as absurdism
Wole SoyinkaJuly 13, 1934NigerianWole Soyinka is a Nigerian writer, poet and play writer
Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan is an American singer who is a major figure in the western pop music scenario

AmericanMay 24, 1941190 views

George Bernard Shaw

George Bernard Shaw was an Irish playwright, literary critic and a fervent socialist who received the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1925.

IrishJuly 26, 1856115 views

Grazia Deledda

Grazia Deledda was a Nobel Prize winning Italian novelist and short story writer

ItalianSeptember 27, 1871157 views

Mo Yan

Guan Moye better known as Mo Yan is a Chinese novelist and short-story writer

ChineseFebruary 17, 1955138 views

Ivan Bunin

Ivan Bunin was an eminent Russian poet and novelist and the first Russian writer to win the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1933

RussianOctober 22, 1870201 views

Henri Bergson

Henri-Louis Bergson was a well-known philosopher who won the 1927 Nobel Prize in Literature

FrenchOctober 18, 1859153 views

Sigrid Undset

Sigrid Undset was Norwegian novelist and a Nobel Prize winner

NorwegianMay 20, 1882137 views

Eugene O'Neill

Eugene Gladstone O'Neill was a renowned American playwright

AmericanOctober 16, 188880 views

Boris Pasternak

Boris Leonidovich Pasternak was a Russian novelist, poet and translator

RussianFebruary 10, 1890274 views

Patrick Modiano

Jean Patrick Modiano is a French novelist and recipient of the 2012 Nobel Prize in literature

FrenchJuly 30, 1945103 views