The Nobel Literature Prize seems to have a poor reputation as to the quality of the work. Nationality bias ( & male bias) plus non-qualified judging have taken some toll. This seems to have been improved over the recent decades. Still, I think a list of prize winners makes a starting point of authors to read. [DE]
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By Jason Boog
Who is your favorite Nobel Prize winning author? The Nobel Prize for Literature website listed the “Most Popular Literature Laureates” on its website, and some of the names might surprise you.
Since 1901, 105 Nobel Prizes in Literature have been awarded to 109 laureates. The average age of these laureates is 64 years old and only 12 women have received the prestigious prize.