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Nobel Prize - winners
The Nobel Prize in Literature
Literature refers to creative writing of recognised artistic value. The Nobel Prize in Literature can be awarded to works of poetry, short stories, novels, plays, essays and speeches. The first award in this category went to poet and philosopher Sully Prudhomme for his 1865 work Stances et Poèmes. This prize has been given to a great variety of writers from different cultures and languages, famous and unknown.
South African Laureates:
For the full list of all the Nobel Laureates in Literature.
- The Nobel Prize in Literature [online] Avaliable at: nobelprize.org [Accessed 12 October 2009]