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The Nobel Prize in Literature

The Prizes

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Oct 10, 7:02am Top

After a year's hiatus the Nobel Prizes in Literature for 2018 and 2019 have just been announced: Olga Tokarczuk for 2018, and Peter Handke for 2019.

Oct 10, 7:05am Top

ooh, thanks!

Edited: Oct 10, 7:27am Top

>2 karenb: You're welcome! These are two very solid and worthy laureates, and I think it's fair to say that the judges have reestablished the credibility of the most prestigious award in literature. I own three of Tokarczuk's books, House of Day, House of Night; Flights, the winner of the 2018 Man Booker International Prize; and her latest translated novel, Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead, which was shortlisted for the 2019 Booker International Prize and is a finalist for this year's National Book Award for Translated Literature; I'll read it soon. I've read the only book I own by Handke, A Sorrow Beyond Dreams, so I'll be on the lookout for more of his works.

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