Tue. May 21st, 2024

Norwegian author and dramatist Jon Fosse has been awarded the 2023 Nobel Prize in Literature. The Swedish Academy recognized Fosse for his innovative plays and prose, which give a voice to the unsayable. The prestigious prize, established in the will of Alfred Nobel, comes with a value of 11 million Swedish crowns (approximately $1 million).

Since its inception in 1901, the Nobel Prizes have become the pinnacle of achievement in various fields including literature, science, and peace. The Swedish central bank later added the economics prize. Among the different categories, the literature prize has consistently garnered the most attention and occasionally sparked controversy. It has not limited itself to novelists but has also recognized playwrights, historians, philosophers, poets, and even singer-songwriters such as Bob Dylan, who won the award in 2016.

Last year’s Nobel Prize in Literature was awarded to French author Annie Ernaux for her autobiographical works that explore memory and social inequality. She became the first French woman to achieve this milestone. It is worth noting that this article is published from a syndicated feed and has not been edited by NDTV staff.

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