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Great Authors Who Never Won The Nobel Prize

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Authors deserving of the Nobel Prize but who never won

Rated 2 points - posted 9 years ago by kris in category Books.
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Leo Tolstoy Report Abuse
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Henrik Ibsen Report Abuse
The father of modern drama lost to misinterpretation of Nobel's requirements.
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Vladimir Nabokov Report Abuse
Nominated in 1974 and lost to two authors who were also members of the deciding committee.
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Marcel Proust Report Abuse
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Jorge Luis Borges Report Abuse
Lived long enough to be awarded ten times over yet was refused because of his politics.
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Emile Zola Report Abuse
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Graham Greene Report Abuse
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James Joyce Report Abuse
Difficult novels but he practically invented speculative fiction and made stream of consciousness cool.
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Robert Musil Report Abuse
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Mark Twain Report Abuse
Reportedly passed over 10 times. That is simply unforgivable.
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R.K. Narayan Report Abuse
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Robert Frost Report Abuse
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Bertolt Bretcht Report Abuse
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John Updike Report Abuse
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W.H. Auden Report Abuse
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Evelyn Waugh Report Abuse
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Anthony Powell Report Abuse
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James Baldwin Report Abuse
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