Nobel Prize Award Winners

Since 1901, the Nobel Prize has been honoring men and women from all corners of the globe for outstanding achievements in physics, chemistry, medicine, literature, and for work in peace. The foundations for the prize were laid in 1895 when Alfred Nobel wrote his last will, leaving much of his wealth to the establishment of the Nobel Prize.

In the month of September, the respective Nobel Committees send invitations to thousands of qualified individuals to submit names of candidates for the following year. Around 200-300 names are submitted since the same candidate can be nominated by several persons. The names of the nominees cannot be revealed until 50 years later.
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Year Prize Winner
2012 Literature Yan, Mo  
2011 Literature Tomas Tranströmer  
2010 Literature Mario Vargas Llosa  
2010 Medicine Robert G. Edwards  
2009 Literature Herta Müller  
2008 Economics Paul Krugman  
2008 Literature Jean-Marie Gustave Le Clézio  
2007 Literature Doris Lessing  
2006 Literature Orhan Pamuk  
2005 Literature Harold Pinter  
2004 Literature Elfriede Jelinek  
2003 Literature J.M. Coetzee  
2003 Peace Shirin Ebadi  
2002 Literature Imre Kertész  
2002 Peace Jimmy Carter  
2001 Literature V.S. Naipaul  
2000 Literature Gao Xingjian  
1999 Literature Günter Grass  
1998 Economics Amartya Sen  
1998 Literature José Saramago  
1997 Literature Dario Fo  
1996 Literature Wislawa Szymborska  
1995 Literature Seamus Heaney  
1994 Literature Kenzaburo Oe  
1993 Literature Toni Morrison  
1992 Literature Derek Walcott  
1992 Peace Rigoberta Menchú Tum  
1991 Literature Nadine Gordimer  
1990 Literature Octavio Paz  
1990 Peace Mikhail Gorbachev  
1989 Literature Camilo José Cela  
1988 Literature Naguib Mahfouz  
1987 Literature Joseph Brodsky  
1986 Literature Wole Soyinka  
1986 Peace Elie Wiesel  
1985 Literature Claude Simon  
1984 Literature Jaroslav Seifert  
1983 Literature William Golding  
1983 Medicine Barbara McClintock  
1982 Literature Gabriel García Márquez  
1981 Literature Elias Canetti  
1980 Literature Czeslaw Milosz  
1979 Literature Odysseus Elytis  
1979 Peace Mother Teresa  
1978 Economics Herbert A. Simon  
1978 Literature Isaac Bashevis Singer  
1977 Chemistry Ilya Prigogine  
1977 Literature Vicente Aleixandre  
1976 Economics Milton Friedman  
1976 Literature Saul Bellow  
1975 Literature Eugenio Montale  
1975 Peace Andrei Sakharov  
1974 Literature Eyvind Johnson, Harry Martinson  
1973 Literature Patrick White  
1972 Literature Heinrich Böll  
1971 Literature Pablo Neruda  
1971 Peace Willy Brandt  
1970 Literature Solzhenitsyn, Aleksandr Isayevich  
1969 Literature Samuel Beckett  
1968 Literature Yasunari Kawabata  
1967 Literature Miguel Angel Asturias  
1966 Literature Samuel Agnon, Nelly Sachs  
1965 Literature Mikhail Sholokhov  
1965 Medicine Fran  
1964 Literature Jean-Paul Sartre  
1964 Peace Martin Luther King  
1963 Literature Giorgos Seferis  
1962 Literature John Steinbeck  
1961 Literature Ivo Andric  
1961 Peace Dag Hammarskjöld  
1960 Literature Saint-John Perse  
1959 Literature Salvatore Quasimodo  
1958 Literature Boris Pasternak  
1957 Literature Albert Camus  
1956 Literature Juan Ramón Jiménez  
1955 Literature Halldór Laxness  
1954 Literature Ernest Hemingway  
1953 Literature Winston Churchill  
1952 Literature François Mauriac  
1952 Peace Albert Schweitzer  
1951 Literature Pär Lagerkvist  
1950 Literature Bertrand Russell  
1949 Literature William Faulkner  
1948 Literature T.S. Eliot  
1947 Literature André Gide  
1946 Literature Hermann Hesse  
1945 Literature Gabriela Mistral  
1945 Physics Wolfgang Pauli  
1944 Literature Johannes V. Jensen  
1942 Medicine [No award]  
1941 Medicine [No award]  
1940 Medicine [No award]  
1939 Literature Frans Eemil Sillanpää  
1938 Literature Pearl Buck  
1937 Literature Roger Martin du Gard  
1937 Peace Robert Cecil  
1936 Literature Eugene O'Neill  
1934 Literature Luigi Pirandello  
1933 Literature Ivan Bunin  
1932 Literature John Galsworthy  
1931 Literature Erik Axel Karlfeldt  
1930 Chemistry Hans Fischer  
1930 Literature Sinclair Lewis  
1929 Literature Thomas Mann  
1929 Physics Louis de Broglie  
1928 Literature Sigrid Undset  
1927 Literature Henri Bergson  
1926 Literature Grazia Deledda  
1925 Literature George Bernard Shaw  
1925 Medicine [No award]  
1924 Literature Wladyslaw Reymont  
1923 Literature William Butler Yeats  
1922 Literature Jacinto Benavente  
1922 Peace Fridtjof Nansen  
1921 Literature Anatole France  
1921 Medicine [No award]  
1921 Physics Albert Einstein  
1920 Literature Knut Hamsun  
1919 Literature Carl Spitteler  
1919 Peace Woodrow Wilson  
1918 Medicine [No award]  
1917 Literature Karl Gjellerup, Henrik Pontoppidan  
1917 Medicine [No award]  
1916 Literature Verner von Heidenstam  
1916 Medicine [No award]  
1915 Literature Romain Rolland  
1915 Medicine [No award]  
1913 Literature Rabindranath Tagore  
1912 Literature Gerhart Hauptmann  
1911 Literature Maurice Maeterlinck  
1910 Literature Paul Heyse  
1909 Literature Selma Lagerlöf  
1908 Literature Rudolf Eucken  
1907 Literature Rudyard Kipling  
1906 Literature Giosuè Carducci  
1906 Peace Theodore Roosevelt  
1905 Literature Henryk Sienkiewicz  
1904 Literature Frédéric Mistral, José Echegaray  
1903 Literature Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson  
1902 Literature Theodor Mommsen  
1901 Literature Sully Prudhomme