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Nobel non-laureates, non-male

Description: To date, only 13 women have won the Nobel Prize for literature. This list is for those who should have, but didn't. To qualify, an author should be female, not have won the literature prize, and she should have died since 1901.
Please add the "most representative" book by the author you want to nominate; if there's already one of her works here, vote for it.

Members: 8 participating members (show all)

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1
13,882 members, 208 reviews
3.87 stars (3.87 stars)

Lists: Limelite (1), Dilara86 (1), thorold (1)

Score: 12

Explanations:

thorold (1): Apart from being one of the best and most original prose stylists writing in English in the 20th century, Woolf was also one of the founders of feminist criticism.… (more)

2
2,703 members, 69 reviews
3.92 stars (3.92 stars)

Lists: thorold (2), ahef1963 (3)

Score: 6.4

Explanations:

ahef1963 (3): I agree with this entirely; Murdoch is wonderful, and this book is my favourite by her.

3
837 members, 14 reviews
4.17 stars (4.17 stars)

Lists: KayCliff (1), thorold (9)

Score: 6.31

4
765 members, 8 reviews
4.37 stars (4.37 stars)

Lists: banjo123 (1), thorold (13)

Score: 6.11

5
29,740 members, 837 reviews
4.11 stars (4.11 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (1), KayCliff (2)

Thumbs down: thorold

Score: 5.36

Explanations:

thorold (0): Completely agree that she should win, but she's still alive (I trust), so it could still happen

ahef1963 (1): My favourite work by her.

6
489 members, 10 reviews
4.07 stars (4.07 stars)

Lists: inge87 (4), thorold (7)

Score: 5.29

7
21,811 members, 386 reviews
3.97 stars (3.97 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (4), thorold (8)

Score: 5.21

8
228 members, 11 reviews
3.7 stars (3.7 stars)

Lists: bluepiano (1)

Score: 4

Explanations:

bluepiano (1): Perhaps not the most obvious choice of book given that she's often thought of as a nouveau roman writer, but this is my favourite so far.--I can't help thinking that she must have been considered for the prize more than once.… (more)

9
141 members, 3 reviews
3.78 stars (3.78 stars)

Lists: inge87 (1)

Score: 4

10
2,024 members, 80 reviews
3.54 stars (3.54 stars)

Lists: inge87 (2)

Score: 3.36

11
1,517 members, 39 reviews
3.86 stars (3.86 stars)

Lists: thorold (3)

Score: 3.04

12
61 members, 1 review
3.67 stars (3.67 stars)

Lists: inge87 (3)

Score: 3.04

13
541 members, 2 reviews
4.28 stars (4.28 stars)

Lists: thorold (4)

Score: 2.83

Explanations:

thorold (4): Now seen as one of the great poets of the century: The suppression of her work under Stalin meant that she only received international recognition shortly before her death… (more)

14
420 members, 6 reviews
3.8 stars (3.8 stars)

Lists: thorold (5)

Score: 2.68

Explanations:

thorold (5): As a left-wing Austrian poet, Bachmann probably would have stood a good chance if she hadn't died so young.

15
742 members, 33 reviews
4.08 stars (4.08 stars)

Lists: thorold (6)

Score: 2.56

16
2,065 members, 35 reviews
3.61 stars (3.61 stars)

Lists: thorold (10)

Score: 2.25

17
292 members, 7 reviews
3.32 stars (3.32 stars)

Lists: thorold (11)

Score: 2.2

18
497 members, 9 reviews
3.35 stars (3.35 stars)

Lists: thorold (12)

Score: 2.15

19
9 members, 1 review
3.25 stars (3.25 stars)

Lists: thorold (14)

Score: 2.07

Explanations:

thorold (14): The first woman to be nominated, in 1901

20
3,712 members, 25 reviews
3.93 stars (3.93 stars)

Lists: thorold (15)

Score: 2.03

Explanations:

thorold (15): Nominated in 1961 when Andric won

21
5 members, 0 reviews

Lists: thorold (16)

Score: 2

Explanations:

thorold (16): Nominated in 1911

22
52 members, 1 review
3.32 stars (3.32 stars)

Lists: thorold (17)

Score: 1.97

Explanations:

thorold (17): Nominated in 1911

23
12 members, 0 reviews

Lists: thorold (18)

Score: 1.94

Explanations:

thorold (18): Nominated in 1921

24
37 members, 0 reviews
4.5 stars (4.5 stars)

Lists: thorold (19)

Score: 1.92

Explanations:

thorold (19): Nominated in 1931

25
1 member, 0 reviews

Lists: thorold (20)

Score: 1.89

Explanations:

thorold (20): Nominated in 1941

26
168 members, 0 reviews
3.57 stars (3.57 stars)

Lists: thorold (21)

Score: 1.87

Explanations:

thorold (21): Nominated in 1951

27
891 members, 15 reviews
3.68 stars (3.68 stars)

Lists: thorold (22)

Score: 1.85

Explanations:

thorold (22): Nominated in 1961

28
23 members, 0 reviews
5 stars (5 stars)

Lists: thorold (23)

Score: 1.83

Explanations:

thorold (23): Nominated in 1961 (despite her conspicuous links with National Socialism)

29
11,140 members, 392 reviews
3.94 stars (3.94 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (2)

Thumbs down: thorold

Score: 1.36

Explanations:

thorold (0): Still alive

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Started by: thorold (July 2015)

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