"I am always looking for words of love. Hate will not save us. Only love." - Svetlana Alexievich speaking during the 2015 Nobel Prize banquet. She was awarded the Literature Prize "for her polyphonic writings, a monument to suffering and courage in our time."
"When I go hence, let this be my parting word, that what I have seen is unsurpassable." - Rabindranath Tagore, awarded the 1913 Nobel Prize in Literature for his beautiful poetry. Learn more about Tagore:
“All the goodness and the heroisms will rise up again, then be cut down again and rise up. It isn’t that the evil thing wins — it never will — but that it doesn’t die.” - John Steinbeck, awarded the 1962 Nobel Prize in Literature.
"Nothing speaks to us as forcefully as a book, which expects nothing in return, other than that we think and feel." Happy birthday to Literature Laureate Herta Müller, awarded the 2009 Nobel Prize in Literature. Discover more:
Listen to Toni Morrison’s Nobel Prize lecture, a speech she gave in 1993 while accepting a Nobel Prize in Literature for her novels
Nobel Prize for Literature awarded to US folk singer Bob Dylan
Breaking News: Bob Dylan has won the Nobel Prize in Literature
Breaking News: The Nobel Prize in Literature will not be awarded this year. The academy that picks a winner has been engulfed in a sex abuse scandal.
British writer Kazuo Ishiguro has won the 2017 Nobel Prize for Literature
Honoured and delighted to receive the Carl Sagan Award at Carnegie Mellon University last night. Sagan was a lyrical prose poet who should have won the Nobel Prize for Literature, thereby setting a noble precedent for science.
Breaking News: Kazuo Ishiguro of Britain has been awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature
The 2016 Nobel Prize for Literature goes to American singer-songwriter Bob Dylan