15 women out of 116 Nobel Literature Prize laureates

15 women out of 116 Nobel Literature Prize laureates

Stockholm (AFP) – Women make up half of mankind, but only 15 of the 116 Nobel Literature Prize laureates.

Here is a list of the women who have won the prestigious honour since it was first awarded in 1901.

2018 – Olga Tokarczuk (Poland)

2015 – Svetlana Alexievich (Belarus)

2013 – Alice Munro (Canada)

2009 – Herta Mueller (Germany)

2007 – Doris Lessing (Britain)

2004 – Elfriede Jelinek (Austria)

1996 – Wislawa Szymborska (Poland)

1993 – Toni Morrison (United States)

1991 – Nadine Gordimer (South Africa)

1966 – Nelly Sachs (Sweden), with Shmuel Agnon of Israel

1945 – Gabriela Mistral (Chile)

1938 – Pearl Buck (United States)

1928 – Sigrid Undset (Norway)

1926 – Grazia Deledda (Italy)

1909 – Selma Lagerlof (Sweden)

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