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Lessing was awarded the Nobel in 2007. The acedemy called her the "epicist of the female experience."
Faulkner won in 1949 for his "powerful and artistically unique contribution to the modern American novel."
In 1995, Heaney won for "works of lyrical beauty and ethical depth, which exalt everyday miracles and the living pass."
Bellow won the 1976 Nobel for "the human understanding and subtle analysis of contemporary culture that are combined in his work."
Galsworthy was awarded the 1932 Nobel for "his distinguished art of narration."
Canadian Alice Munro was declared the "master of the contemporary short story" by the Nobel academy in 2013.
Szymborska won in 1996 for "poetry that with ironic precision allows the historical and biological context to come to light."
The 1938 Nobel went to Buck for "her rich and truly epic descriptions of peasant life in China and for her biographical masterpieces."
by Margaret Atwood
Winner announced October 13, 2015
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