1 . NOBEL PRIZE IN LITERATURE 2017
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RELEVANCE – GS PRELIMS
- The English novelist Kazuo Ishiguro, known for his spare yet emotionally resonating prose style has been awarded the Nobel Prize in literature for 2017.
- Mr. Ishiguro, 62, is best known for his novels The Remains of the Day and Never Let Me Go.
KNOW ABOUT NOBEL PRIZE IN LITERATURE
- The Nobel Prize in Literature is awarded annually by the Swedish Academy to authors for outstanding contributions in the field of literature.
- It is one of the five Nobel Prizes established by the 1895 will of Alfred Nobel, which are awarded for outstanding contributions in chemistry, physics, literature, peace, and physiology or medicine.
- As dictated by Nobel’s will, the award is administered by the Nobel Foundation and awarded by a committee that consists of five members elected by the Swedish Academy.
- The first Nobel Prize in Literature was awarded in 1901 to Sully Prudhomme of France.
- The award is presented in Stockholm at an annual ceremony on December 10, the anniversary of Nobel’s death.
- Fourteen women have won the Nobel Prize in Literature, more than any other Nobel Prize with the exception of the Nobel Peace Prize.
- The country with the most recipients of the Nobel Prize in Literature is France, with 16, followed by the United States and the United Kingdom with 11.