Nobel Prize in literature winners since 1960


  The Associated Press released this list of Nobel Prize in literature winners since 1960. I thought it was interesting. American Toni Morrison won in 1993.

By The Associated Press
Winners of the Nobel Prize in literature since 1960:

— 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.
— 1979: Odysseus Elytis, Greece.
— 1978: Isaac Bashevis Singer, Polish-born American.
— 1977: Vicente Aleixandre, Spain.
— 1976: Saul Bellow, Canadian-born American.
— 1975: Eugenio Montale, Italy.
— 1974: Eyvind Johnson and Harry Martinson, Sweden.
— 1973: Patrick White, British-born Australian.
— 1972: Heinrich Boell, West Germany.
— 1971: Pablo Neruda, Chile.
— 1970: Alexander Solzhenitsyn, Russia.
— 1969: Samuel Beckett, Ireland.
— 1968: Yasunari Kawabata, Japan.
— 1967: Miguel A. Asturias, Guatemala.
— 1966: Shmuel Y. Agnon, Polish-born Israeli, and Nelly Sachs, German-born Swede.
— 1965: Mikhail Sholokhov, Russia.
— 1964: Jean-Paul Sartre, France (declined award).
— 1963: Giorgos Seferis, Turkish-born Greek.
— 1962: John Steinbeck, United States.
— 1961: Ivo Andric, Yugoslavia.
— 1960: Saint-John Perse, Guadeloupe-born French.