Books by Winners of the Nobel Prize for Literature
The Nobel Prize for Literature is given for a body of work, not one specific title. The books chosen for this list are noted works by Nobel winners and reflect the variety of types of writing considered for the award. These include: novels, plays, poetry, essays, speeches, short stories, historical narratives, and philosophic writings. At the end of each title annotation, the year its author won the Nobel Prize is included in parentheses.
One of Latin America's most revered writers, Neruda is sometimes called "the people's poet." This selection of Neruda's poetry presents nearly six hundred poems. (1971)
Quo Vadis portrays the decline of the Roman empire and the early days of the Christian church. (1905)
Two brothers return to their ancestral Japanese home and struggle with personal challenges and community changes. (1994)
Based on the author's own life, this novel is about a Chinese man who gets a reprieve from cancer and travels around seeking connections with his past. (2000)
Paz, one of the most well known Mexican poets, contrasts India with Mexico in several beautiful poems. (1990)