Famous Nobel Laureates In Literature - List of Famous Nobel Laureates In Literature - page 2

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
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
Derek WalcottJanuary 23, 1930Saint LucianDerek Walcott is a West Indian poet and playwright, who won the 1992 Nobel Prize in Literature
John SteinbeckFebruary 27, 1902AmericanJohn Steinbeck was a celebrated American writer famous for his novel, ‘The Grapes of Wrath’
Boris PasternakFebruary 10, 1890RussianBoris Leonidovich Pasternak was a Russian novelist, poet and translator
Jean-Paul SartreJune 21, 1905FrenchJean-Paul Sartre was a great existentialist philosopher of the 20th century
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

John Galsworthy

John Galsworthy was an English novelist and playwright, who won Nobel Prize for Literature in 1932

AmericanAugust 14, 1867147 views

Wisława Szymborska

Wisława Szymborska was a Polish poet, essayist and translator who won the 1996 Nobel Prize in Literature

PolishJuly 2, 1923106 views

Harold Pinter

Harold Pinter was an English playwright, poet, screenwriter, director, actor who won the 2005 Nobel Prize in Literature

BritishOctober 10, 1930105 views

Salvatore Quasimodo

Salvatore Quasimodo was an Italian poet, author, critic and translator

ItalianAugust 20, 190197 views

Saul Bellow

Saul Bellow was a celebrated Canadian-born American writer and novelist

AmericanJune 10, 1915168 views

Patrick White

Patrick Victor Martindale White was an Australian novelist and playwright

AustralianMay 28, 1912128 views

Knut Hamsun

Knut Hamsun was a Norwegian writer, poet, dramatist, and social critic

NorwegianAugust 4, 1859152 views

Dario Fo

Dario Fo is a Nobel Prize winning Italian playwright and an eminent actor and theater director

ItalianMarch 24, 1926118 views

Elfriede Jelinek

Elfriede Jelinek is a Nobel Prize winning Austrian novelist and playwright

AustrianOctober 20, 194697 views

Svetlana Alexievich

Svetlana Alexievich is an eminent Belarusian journalist and writer who won the 2015 Nobel Prize in Literature

BelarusianMay 31, 1948120 views