Statistics for 110 Laureates of the Nobel Prize in Literature

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YearCategoryCountry of birthLaureate% Correct
1954LiteratureUSAErnest Hemingway
67%
1982LiteratureColombiaGabriel García Márquez
64%
1957LiteratureAlgeriaAlbert Camus
57%
1964LiteratureFranceJean-Paul Sartre
55%
1962LiteratureUSAJohn Steinbeck
54%
1953LiteratureUnited KingdomWinston Churchill
52%
1929LiteratureGermanyThomas Mann
52%
1999LiteratureFree City of Danzig (now Poland)Günter Grass
52%
1907LiteratureBritish India (now India)Rudyard Kipling
49%
2006LiteratureTurkeyOrhan Pamuk
48%
1997LiteratureItalyDario Fo
47%
1971LiteratureChilePablo Neruda
46%
1958LiteratureRussiaBoris Pasternak
45%
2007LiteraturePersia (now Iran)Doris Lessing
44%
1969LiteratureIrelandSamuel Beckett
43%
1949LiteratureUSAWilliam Faulkner
42%
2013LiteratureCanadaAlice Munro
41%
1993LiteratureUSAToni Morrison
41%
1923LiteratureIrelandWilliam Butler Yeats
40%
2003LiteratureSouth AfricaJ. M. Coetzee
39%
2009LiteratureRomaniaHerta Müller
39%
1946LiteratureGermanyHermann Hesse
38%
1913LiteratureIndiaRabindranath Tagore
38%
1998LiteraturePortugalJosé Saramago
38%
2005LiteratureUnited KingdomHarold Pinter
38%
2010LiteraturePeruMario Vargas Llosa
38%
1925LiteratureIrelandGeorge Bernard Shaw
36%
2004LiteratureAustriaElfriede Jelinek
36%
1970LiteratureRussiaAlexandr Solzhenitsyn
34%
2001LiteratureTrinidadV. S. Naipaul
34%
1983LiteratureUnited KingdomWilliam Golding
33%
1995LiteratureNorthern IrelandSeamus Heaney
33%
1901LiteratureFranceSully Prudhomme
33%
1909LiteratureSwedenSelma Lagerlöf
33%
1994LiteratureJapanKenzaburo Oe
32%
1904LiteratureFranceFrédéric Mistral
32%
1945LiteratureChileGabriela Mistral
32%
1991LiteratureSouth AfricaNadine Gordimer
31%
1938LiteratureUSAPearl Buck
30%
1972LiteratureGermanyHeinrich Böll
30%
1990LiteratureMexicoOctavio Paz
30%
2012LiteratureChinaMo Yan
29%
1921LiteratureFranceAnatole France
28%
1948LiteratureUSAT.S. Eliot
28%
1920LiteratureNorwayKnut Hamsun
27%
1976LiteratureCanadaSaul Bellow
27%
1934LiteratureItalyLuigi Pirandello
27%
1947LiteratureFranceAndré Gide
26%
1992LiteratureSaint LuciaDerek Walcott
26%
2011LiteratureSwedenTomas Tranströmer
26%
1996LiteraturePolandWislawa Szymborska
26%
1955LiteratureIcelandHalldór Laxness
25%
2002LiteratureHungaryImre Kertész
25%
1905LiteraturePolandHenryk Sienkiewicz
25%
1986LiteratureNigeriaWole Soyinka
25%
1988LiteratureEgyptNaguib Mahfouz
24%
1930LiteratureUSASinclair Lewis
23%
2008LiteratureFranceJean-Marie Gustave Le Clézio
23%
1968LiteratureJapanYasunari Kawabata
22%
1911LiteratureBelgiumMaurice Maeterlinck
22%
1980LiteratureRussian Empire (now Lithuania)Czeslaw Milosz
22%
1961LiteratureBosnia (now Bosnia and Herzegovina)Ivo Andric
22%
1950LiteratureUnited KingdomBertrand Russell
22%
1928LiteratureDenmarkSigrid Undset
22%
1959LiteratureItalySalvatore Quasimodo
21%
1978LiteratureRussian Empire (now Poland)Isaac Bashevis Singer
21%
1932LiteratureUnited KingdomJohn Galsworthy
21%
1973LiteratureUnited KingdomPatrick White
20%
1989LiteratureSpainCamilo José Cela
20%
1987LiteratureUSSR (now Russia)Joseph Brodsky
20%
1936LiteratureUSAEugene O'Neill
20%
1902LiteratureSchleswig (now Germany)Theodor Mommsen
20%
1927LiteratureFranceHenri Bergson
19%
1981LiteratureBulgariaElias Canetti
19%
1975LiteratureItalyEugenio Montale
19%
1974LiteratureSwedenEyvind Johnson
19%
1966LiteratureGermanyNelly Sachs
18%
1965LiteratureRussiaMikhail Sholokhov
17%
1906LiteratureTuscany (now Italy)Giosuè Carducci
16%
1926LiteratureItalyGrazia Deledda
16%
1924LiteratureRussian Empire (now Poland)Wladyslaw Reymont
16%
1952LiteratureFranceFrançois Mauriac
16%
1903LiteratureNorwayBjørnstjerne Bjørnson
16%
1933LiteratureRussiaIvan Bunin
16%
2000LiteratureChinaGao Xingjian
15%
1915LiteratureFranceRomain Rolland
15%
1985LiteratureMadagascarClaude Simon
14%
1951LiteratureSwedenPär Lagerkvist
14%
1939LiteratureRussian Empire (now Finland)Frans Eemil Sillanpää
14%
1974LiteratureSwedenHarry Martinson
13%
1960LiteratureGuadeloupe IslandSaint-John Perse
13%
1904LiteratureSpainJosé Echegaray
13%
1910LiteraturePrussia (now Germany)Paul Heyse
13%
1912LiteraturePrussia (now Germany)Gerhart Hauptmann
13%
1967LiteratureGuatemalaMiguel Angel Asturias
13%
1966LiteratureAustria-Hungary (now Ukraine)Shmuel Agnon
12%
1979LiteratureCrete (now Greece)Odysseus Elytis
12%
1956LiteratureSpainJuan Ramón Jiménez
12%
1963LiteratureOttoman Empire (now Turkey)Giorgos Seferis
12%
1908LiteratureEast Friesland (now Germany)Rudolf Eucken
11%
1984LiteratureAustria-Hungary (now Czech Republic)Jaroslav Seifert
11%
1916LiteratureSwedenVerner von Heidenstam
10%
1922LiteratureSpainJacinto Benavente
10%
1917LiteratureDenmarkHenrik Pontoppidan
10%
1977LiteratureSpainVicente Aleixandre
10%
1917LiteratureDenmarkKarl Gjellerup
9%
1937LiteratureFranceRoger Martin du Gard
9%
1944LiteratureDenmarkJohannes V. Jensen
8%
1931LiteratureSwedenErik Axel Karlfeldt
8%
1919LiteratureSwitzerlandCarl Spitteler
7%

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