Thu, 06/10/2011 - 11:58
Swedish writer and poet Tomas Tranströmer has been awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature.
The committee behind the decision awarded the accolade to the 80-year-old "because, through his condensed, transluscent images, he gives us fresh access to reality”.
Tranströmer's most recent translated...
Thu, 07/10/2010 - 14:40
Mario Vargas Llosa's publisher at Faber has hailed the 2010 winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature as "a writer of enormous range, passion and insight".
Lee Brackstone spoke to The Bookseller after the Peruvian writer, politician and journalist was awarded the accolade.
The Nobel foundation awarded the...
Mon, 09/11/2009 - 13:30
Portobello Books has acquired two new titles from Herta Müller, the winner of the 2009 Nobel Prize in Literature.
Portobello associate publisher Tasja Dorkofikis acquired the two titles from Müller's German publisher Hanser. Her novel, Atemschaukel, just out in Germany, will be published in English by Portobello...
Thu, 08/10/2009 - 13:50
Serpent's Tail is to reissue Herta Müller's first book in English translation, The Passport, while fellow indie Granta will be reissuing her novel The Land of Green Plums.
The Romanian-born German author was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature...
Thu, 08/10/2009 - 10:27
Romanian-born German writer Herta Müller has been awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature for 2009.
The Svenska Akademien hailed her as "[she], who, with the concentration of poetry and the frankness of prose, depicts the landscape of the dispossessed".
Her most recent English-language title was The...
Thu, 09/10/2008 - 10:56
French writer Jean-Marie Gustave Le Clézio has been awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature 2008.
He has already won Prix Théophraste Renaudot (1963), Prix Larbaud (1972), Grand Prix Jean Giono (1997), Prix Prince de Monaco (1998) and Stig Dagermanpriset (2008). His novel Désert received the Grand Prix Paul...
Thu, 02/10/2008 - 07:06
Perennial favorites, from American novelist Philip Roth to Japanese writer Haruki Murakami, top the list of hopefuls for this year's Nobel Prize in literature, according to the Reuters news service.
British betting agency Ladbrokes gives Italian scholar and journalist Claudio Magris the edge with 3-1 odds, followed by Israel's...