Names of Nobel Prize Laureates for Literature 2018-2019 Announced

2019 Nobel Prize Laureate Literature Names Announced © depositphotos

The Nobel Committee announced the names of Nobel Prize winners in literature for 2018 and 2019.

They became the Polish writer Olga Tokarchuk and the Austrian writer Peter Handke. This was reported in the official Twitter account of the Nobel Committee:

BREAKING NEWS:
The Nobel Prize in Literature for 2018 is awarded to the Polish author Olga Tokarczuk. The Nobel Prize in Literature for 2019 is awarded to the Austrian author Peter Handke. # NobelPrize pic.twitter.com/CeKNz1oTSB

– The Nobel Prize (@NobelPrize) April 10, 2019

Olga Tokarchuk is a Polish writer who in 2018 won the International Booker Prize for the novel Runners. She was born in a family of immigrants from Ukraine.

Olga Tokarchuk Olga Tokarchuk © getty images

Peter Handke is a 76-year-old Austrian writer who in 1995 won the Schiller Memorial Award. He was awarded the Nobel for the "linguistic ingenuity" of his work exploring the uniqueness of human experience.

Peter Handke Peter Handke © getty images

Note that this year, two winners were named right away, since in 2018 they did not award the Nobel Prize in literature. Then the writer Katarina Frosterson was accused of repeatedly leaking the name of the laureate to the press ahead of schedule. And her husband, Jean-Claude Arnault, was accused of sexual harassment, because of which serious changes were made in the composition of the literary committee.

Recall, recently died Nobel laureate in literature Tony Morrison.

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