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Nobel Prize in Literature

Current context: The Nobel Prize 2019 and 2018 in literature has been announced on 10th October 2019.
Nobel Prize in Literature
  • The Nobel Prize 2019 has been given to Austrian author Peter Handke and the Nobel Prize 2018 to Polish writer Olga Tokarczuk.
  • Peter Handke was awarded the prize for his work that linguistic ingenuity has explored the periphery and the specificity of human experience.
  • "Short Letter, Long Farewell" and "A Sorrow Beyond Dreams" are some notable works of Handke.
  • Olga Tokarczuk was awarded the prize for a narrative imagination that with encyclopaedic passion represents the crossing of boundaries as a form of life.
  • "The Journey of the People of the Book, was her first novel and was released in 1993.
  • Tokarczuk has also won Booker International Prize for her 2007 novel "Flights".
  • Out of 116 literature laureates honoured since 1901, Tokarczuk is the 15th woman to have won the prestigious distinction.
  • 2018 Nobel Prize in literature was delayed by a year following a scandal that included allegations of sexual misconduct.

Question: 

Q.1 Who has won the Nobel Prize 2019 in Literature?
a. Olga Tokarczuk
b. Peter Handke
c. Margaret Drabble
d. Frédéric Beigbeder
Nobel Prize in Literature Nobel Prize in Literature Reviewed by Neha Verma on October 11, 2019 Rating: 5

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