Books by Winners of the Nobel Prize for Literature
The Nobel Prize for Literature is given for a body of work, not one specific title. The books chosen for this list are noted works by Nobel winners and reflect the variety of types of writing considered for the award. These include: novels, plays, poetry, essays, speeches, short stories, historical narratives, and philosophic writings. At the end of each title annotation, the year its author won the Nobel Prize is included in parentheses.
(1974) Mehring is a rich, South African man, successful in his work, but very poor when it comes to the people in his life.
Individual pieces are all portals into the same realm that shifts with each new entry. (2020)
Flights interweaves reflections on travel with an in-depth exploration of the human body, broaching life, death, motion, and migration. (2018)
A soccer goalie turned construction worker commits a mindless murder. (2019)
Steinbeck depicts the Depression-era Joads, an Oklahoman family forced to move to California following the Dust Bowl. (1962)
Kipling's menagerie of tales are all included in this volume along with his original illustrations. (1907)
(1983) Michael K. is left alone in war-torn South Africa. When imprisoned, he escapes, fleeing to find a life of dignity and hope.