After the award was postponed last year, the Swedish Academy has recently announced Olga Tokarczuk as the 2018 winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature, with the 2019 prize being awarded to Peter Handke. Check out some of their books in the collection to learn more about why the announcement is creating ripples in literary circles. Nisa
Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Colombian author and winner of the Nobel Prize for his great novel ‘One Hundred Years of Solitude’ has died at the age of 87.
‘One Hundred Years of Solitude’, is considered one of the 20th Century’s great novels, acclaimed throughout the world.
Celebrate Gabriel’s life by reading one of his wonderful books.
One Hundred Years of Solitude
The novel tells the story of the rise and fall of the mythical town of Macondo through the history of the family. It is a rich and brilliant chronicle of life and death, and the tragicomedy of humankind. In the noble, ridiculous, beautiful, and tawdry story of the family, one sees all of humanity, just as in the history, myths, growth, and decay of Macondo, one sees all of Latin America. Continue reading
Canadian writer Alice Munro wins 2013 Nobel Prize for Literature 2013 for her short stories. As the jury praised her ‘‘finely tuned storytelling, which is characterised by clarity and psychological realism”. Many of Munro’s stories are set in Huron County, Ontario. Her strong regional focus is one of the features of her fiction. Another is the omniscient narrator who serves to make sense of the world.
82 years old Alice Munro has written about 14 short story books and has won Man Booker International and Commonwealth Writers Prize in previous years and many other awards.
Parramatta City Library has some of Alice Munro‘s titles for loan.
Mo Yan, a Chinese writer, who has written ‘Red sorghum’, ‘Big breats and wide hips’ , ‘Life and death are wearing me out’, and many more other titles, wins this years Nobel Literature Prize for his merging of “folk tales, History and contemporary with hallucinatory realism.”
Parramatta City Library has some Mo Yan’s title available for loan.
Yesterday, Nobel Prize has announced Peruvian writer Mario Vargas Llosa won the 2010 Nobel Prize in Literature. Continue reading