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Can you name the winners of the Nobel Prize in Literature, from A-Z?
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Listed alphabetically by last name (enter LAST NAME ONLY). Total number of winners is given in the third column. (There are no I, X or Z Literature Nobelists.)
Nobel Prize in Literature
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Mar 28th, 2011 at 04:01 GMT
Also known as "How many Scandinavian names do you know?" (Seriously, I probably should have thought of Lessing; but, no, Lagerkvist was the only one I could think of.)
Mar 28th, 2011 at 05:36 GMT
I love this idea. It looks like the most recent year is missing- that would add a V answer as well. Also, under E, the first answer should properly be Echegaray, possibly with "Echegaray y Eizaguirre" as an alternate answer.
Mar 28th, 2011 at 09:54 GMT
I agree--great idea! But it's (Elias) Canetti, not "Carnetti."
Mar 28th, 2011 at 17:46 GMT
Thanks, everyone, for the comments and the corrections. All fixed now.
Mar 28th, 2011 at 18:29 GMT
Diacritic patrol: Milosz should be Miłosz, Lagerloef should be Lagerlöf (as I understand, the transcription of
is only standard from German), and Bjornson should be Bjørnson. Lovely quiz, though — thankyou! :-)
Mar 28th, 2011 at 20:57 GMT
Thanks, Pit_trout. Fixed those, and a few others.
Mar 30th, 2011 at 03:44 GMT
WOLE SOYINKA? C'mon, man. Way to ignore the first Nigerian (African, shoot) to win it.
Mar 30th, 2011 at 14:52 GMT
@hollabackitsobi: He's there on the list, but I had a typo in his name so he didn't come up when you typed him. Fixed now.
Game published: Apr 17th, 2012 at 15:03 GMT
Apr 17th, 2012 at 15:31 GMT
The T option needs fixing, it only accepts both last names written together - and only with an umlaut on the second one. Also, when I typed "and", a bonus field with some S prize winners appeared. Other than that, good quiz. Surprised this hasn't appeared before.
Apr 17th, 2012 at 17:50 GMT
yeah, i spent a ton of time trying various permutations of "rabindranath" and "tagore". that was disheartening. the rest was fun, though.
Apr 17th, 2012 at 19:21 GMT
Tomas Transtrommer won last year, he should be on here
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