Announcement of the Nobel Prizes in Literature 2018 and 2019

  • Yayınlanma Tarihi:  2 ay önce
  • The Nobel Prize in Literature 2018 was awarded to Olga Tokarczuk "for a narrative imagination that with encyclopedic passion represents the crossing of boundaries as a form of life." The Nobel Prize in Literature 2019 was awarded to Peter Handke "for an influential work that with linguistic ingenuity has explored the periphery and the specificity of human experience." The Nobel Prizes in Literature 2018 and 2019 were announced at The Swedish Academy in Stockholm. Photo: Alexander Mahmoud
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Yorum Sayısı: 26

  • Ganga pavani
    Ganga pavani 1 ay önce

    My dream is to get the Nobel Prize in Literature

  • Patrick Robbins
    Patrick Robbins 2 ay önce

    I was shocked to see Handke, of all people, get the prize after his years of defending one of the most brutal European leaders (and his cronies) since World War II.


    Although he was supposed to get the Heinrich Heine Award, local outrage led to its withdrawal. Then there was the outcry over his receiving the International Ibsen Prize, which PEN Norway condemned and the expert on totalitarianism Bernt Hagvet described as "comparable to awarding the Immanuel Kant Prize to Goebbels."

    After the small(ish) scandal of a jury rotting from nepotism and predatory behavior, we must consider a much larger scandal---an award to a writer, no matter how well he writes, who has spent a good part of his life and skill defending enemies of democracy and perpetrators of abomination.


    Plenty of (non-European) writers of fiction, poems, and plays were available, writers that have written beautifully, with innovation, penetration, and high standards of humanity: Adunis and Ko Un, Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o and Ama Ata Aidoo, Abdellatif Laabi and Claribel Alegría. Instead, the reactionary Handke gets international fame and immortality in a time that needs no more reactionaries.

  • MonsterSound
    MonsterSound 2 ay önce

    Atwood deserves to win.

  • Daniel Simone
    Daniel Simone 2 ay önce

    Abiy doesn't deserve the prize. After he came to power, more than 3 million people displaced internally and thousands were killed based on their ethnicity. He is so incapable of securing the safety of Ethiopians to move around even in the capital city Addis Ababa. Shame on the international community!

  • Patrick Eidenstam
    Patrick Eidenstam 2 ay önce

    Shameful elitists celebrates pro Milosevics Lakey

  • Slakfocmsnvfgls
    Slakfocmsnvfgls 2 ay önce

    Milan Kundera.

  • Kwiene Makeda
    Kwiene Makeda 2 ay önce

    Wonderful magic Handke. Well deserved.

  • Migs L
    Migs L 2 ay önce

    This is the award that I don't get the most... the selection committee has so little diversity to it that the award seems like a recognition for contributions to Western/European literature and not a global one

  • yasm937
    yasm937 2 ay önce

    Thank you Peter Handke and congratulation.Great writer and intelectual
    World be much better place with more people like you.

  • Buzi od Rozi B
    Buzi od Rozi B 2 ay önce

    I cried because I was so moved when I heard the news, I love Olga so much! Congratulations! Also to Peter!

  • Kunhikannan Vanimel
    Kunhikannan Vanimel 2 ay önce

    Congratulation....

  • Yassine Bezziane
    Yassine Bezziane 2 ay önce

    That should be given to "Haruki Murakami"

  • Dakpu Jilen
    Dakpu Jilen 2 ay önce

    Congratulations.

  • DepilConcept Polska
    DepilConcept Polska 2 ay önce

    Brawo dla Olgi Tokarczuk <3 Gratulacje!