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The Swedish Academy, which awards the prize, has dramatically redefined the boundaries of literature, setting off a fierce debate.
The 2014 Nobel Prize for Literature goes to French writer Patrick Modiano, whom the Swedish Academy describes as “Marcel Proust of our time”.
Polish writer Olga Tokarczuk on Thursday won the 2018 Nobel Literature Prize, which was delayed over a sexual harassment scandal, while Austrian novelist and playwright Peter Handke took the 2019 award, the Swedish Academy said.
Music legend Bob Dylan has won the Nobel Literature Prize, the first songwriter to win the award. The Swedish Academy said Dylan's songs were "poetry for the ears", and he will take home the eight million kronor (RM3.8 million) prize sum.
Peter Handke, the controversial winner of this year's Nobel Prize in Literature, once called for the award to be abolished, saying the prize brings its winner "false canonisation".
HONG KONG: China Literature Ltd, China’s largest online publishing and e-book company, launched an initial public offering for up to US$1.1bil, seeking funds for acquisitions and to expand its digital publishing business.
WHEN students sit for one of the papers in next year’s A-level Literature in English examination, they may find themselves dissecting poems not just from foreign lands, but closer to home - verses on chopstick superstitions, perhaps, or the brief history of Toa Payoh.
The fourth Asean Literary Festival raises questions about the struggle to make our presence felt on the world’s literary stage.