The Nobel Prize in Literature 2019
The Nobel Prize in Literature 2019 was awarded to Peter Handke, The Austrian playwright, novelist and poet,”for an influential work that with linguistic ingenuity has explored the periphery and the specificity of human experience.”
FACTS AND FIGURES
• To date, the youngest Literature Laureate is Rudyard Kipling ,best known for The Jungle Book, who was 41 years old when he was awarded the Literature Prize in 1907.
• Swedish author Selma Lagerlöf (1858-1940) was the first woman to be awarded in 1909.
• Rabindranath Tagore, won Nobel Prize in Literature in 1913, wrote in Bengali and English.