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In this Thursday Oct. 11, 2012, file photo, Peter Englund, permanent secretary of the Royal Swedish Academy, arrives to announce the winner of the Nobel Prize in literature, in Stockholm. Thursday Oct. 9, 2014 is the festive day of the year for highbrow culture when the winner of the Nobel Prize in literature is revealed. AP

Winners of Nobel Prize in literature since 1980

In this Thursday Oct. 11, 2012, file photo, Peter Englund, permanent secretary of the Royal Swedish Academy, arrives to announce the winner of the Nobel Prize in literature, in Stockholm. Thursday Oct. 9, 2014 is the festive day of the year for highbrow culture when the winner of the Nobel Prize in literature is revealed. AP
In this Thursday Oct. 11, 2012, file photo, Peter Englund, permanent secretary of the Royal Swedish Academy, arrives to announce the winner of the Nobel Prize in literature, in Stockholm. Thursday Oct. 9, 2014 is the festive day of the year for highbrow culture when the winner of the Nobel Prize in literature is revealed. AP

 

 

 

 

STOCKHOLM — The 2014 Nobel Prize in literature will be announced Thursday by the Swedish Academy. Here is a list of previous winners of the award since 1980:

 

— 2013: Alice Munro, Canada.

 

— 2012: Mo Yan, China.

 

— 2011: Tomas Transtromer, Sweden.

 

— 2010: Mario Vargas Llosa, Peru.

 

— 2009: Herta Mueller, Germany.

 

— 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.

 

 

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