Nobel Prize in Literature
October 20, 2021
The Nobel Prize in Literature is one of the Nobel Prizes awarded annually, in the words of Alfred Nobel, to "one who has produced in the field of literature the most outstanding and ideal work." The winner is decided by the Swedish Academy, and the prize is awarded in Stockholm (Sweden). Throughout history, two authors have refused the prize: Borís Pasternak in 1958 and Jean-Paul Sartre in 1964. Between 1901 and 2019 the prize has been awarded 112 times to a total of 116 writers.