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Nobel Literature Prize 2020: Controversy or crowdpleaser?

Names tossed about in the speculation include Caribbean-American author Jamaica Kincaid, Canadian poet Anne Carson, Kenyan writer Ngugi wa Thiong'o, Hungary's Peter Nadas and American novelist Thomas Pynchon.

JM Coetzee: A fine mind, a formidable intellect

Behind JM Coetzee, the writer lauded for his ‘wonderfully brave, bold mind’ , is John Coetzee, the quiet man

The intimacy of Toni Morrison

A new documentary examines the ‘Beloved’ author’s wider political and artistic signficance

Dear Toni, thank you for seeing us

"Her literary contributions relentlessly acknowledged, humanised and canonised the many variations of black femmehood"

Nobel literature prize postponed over sexual misconduct scandal

The foundation said the reason had to do with a crisis within the Swedish Academy, the institution that is responsible for selecting the award winner

Redefining literature

Bob Dylan’s Nobel prize for literature speech was read by Azita Raji, the United States ambassador to Sweden

Death of an anarchist

Dario Fo – actor, director, playwright, singer, activist, jester and satirist – exposed abusive systems of power

Are Dylan’s songs ‘Literature’?

Should we make the printed page the standard of what counts as literature?

Blowin’ in the wind: How Nobel winner Bob Dylan rewrote history without a pen

The singer-songwriter has always stood for a craftsmanship and artistry that make his Nobel deserved and unsurprising.

‘Greatest living poet’ Bob Dylan wins Nobel literature prize

Regarded as the voice of a generation for his influential songs from the 1960s onwards, has won the Nobel Prize for Literature in a surprise decision

Don DeLillo’s foresight in his undiminished works are a delight to read

​SinceToni Morrison (1993), Isaac Bashevis Singer (1978) and Saul Bellow (1976), American authors have got short shrift from the Nobel.

Historian of emotions wins the Nobel

Belarussian Svetlana Alexievich has won the Nobel prize for literature for her thousands of oral histories that map the implosion of the Soviet Union.

The mark of Modiano

A trio of novellas by this year’s Nobel winner, Patrick Modiano, are bewilderingly inconclusive.

Nobel prize-winning author Doris Lessing dies

The Nobel Prize-winning British author Doris Lessing has died at the age of 94.

A basket of Munro scattered to the winds

Now that Alice Munro has won the Nobel Prize for Literature, her previously low profile in South Africa is bound to change.

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