Current Affairs 6 th Oct 2017

1 . NOBEL   PRIZE   IN   LITERATURE  2017

SOURCE – HINDU

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.