Fiction Friday: Nobel Prize Winners

If you want to read some literature, but you’re not sure where to start, you might begin with authors who have been awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature. The Macdonald Kelce Library carries representative works of most, probably all, of the Nobel Prize winners in literature.

For example, you might want to check out Midaq Alley by Naguib Mahfouz, winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1988. Midaq Alley is about life on the back streets of Cairo in the 1940s.

Or, you might want to check out the most recent winner, Swedish poet Tomas Tranströmer. The half-finished heaven: The best poems of Tomas Tranströmer might be a good place to start.

You can find a list of all the Nobel Prizes awarded in literature here.

Did you know that The Pinter Review, a scholarly publication about 2005 Nobel Prize winner Harold Pinter is published annually at The University of Tampa in conjunction with The Harold Pinter Society? It’s edited by UT Professor Frank Gillen.

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