Nobel Prize in Literature: Definitive

Can you all name the Laureates of the Nobel Prize in Literature?

Year, CountryAnswerTitle of a Work
1901, FranceThe Revolt of Flowers
1902, GermanyHistory of Rome
1903, NorwayThe Heritage of the Kurts
1904, FranceMirèrio
1904, SpainThe Great Galeotti
1905, PolandQuo Vadis: A Narrative of the Time of Nero
1906, ItalyBarbarian Odes
1907, UKThe Jungle Book
1908, GermanyThe Problem of Human Life
1909, SwedenThe Wonderful Adventures of Nils
1910, GermanySalamander
1911, BelgiumThe Blue Bird
1912, GermanyThe Assumption of Hannele
1913, IndiaGitanjali, Song Offerings
1915, FranceJean-Christophe
1916, SwedenThe Tree of the Folkungs
1917, DenmarkPilgrim Kamanita
1917, DenmarkLucky Per
1919, SwitzerlandOlympic Spring
1920, NorwayThe Growth of the Soil
1921, FranceThe Gods Will Have Blood
1922, SpainThe Bonds of Interest
1923, IrelandThe Wild Swans at Coole
1924, PolandThe Peasants
1925, UKPygmalion
1926, ItalyReeds in the Wind
1927, FranceMatter and Memory
1928, NorwayKristin Lavransdatter
1929, GermanyBuddenbrooks
1930, USBabbitt
1931, SwedenArcadia Borealis
1932, UKThe Forsyte Saga
1933, RussiaDark Avenues
1934, ItalySix Characters in Search of an Author
1936, USThe Iceman Cometh
1937, FranceThe Thibaults
1938, USThe Good Earth
Year, CountryAnswerTitle of a Work
1939, FinlandThe Maid Siljia
1944, DenmarkThe Fall of the King
1945, ChileSonnets of Death
1946, SwitzerlandThe Glass Bead Game
1947, FranceThe Counterfeiters
1948, UKFour Quartets
1949, USLight in August
1950, UKWhy I Am Not a Christian
1951, SwedenThe Dwarf
1952, FranceThérèse
1953, UKThe Second World War
1954, USThe Old Man and the Sea
1955, IcelandIndependent People
1956, SpainPlatero and I
1957, FranceThe Fall
1958, RussiaDoctor Zhivago
1959, ItalyThe False and True Green
1960, FranceAnabasis
1961, YugoslaviaThe Bridge on the Drina
1962, USThe Winter of Our Discontent
1963, GreeceSix Nights on the Acropolis
1964, FranceNo Exit
1965, RussiaAnd Quiet Flows the Don
1966, IsraelThe Bridal Canopy
1966, GermanyEli: A Mystery Play of the Sufferings of Israel
1967, GuatemalaMen of Maize
1968, JapanThousand Cranes
1969, IrelandMalone Dies
1970, RussiaCancer Ward
1971, ChileThe Captain's Verses
1972, GermanyThe Clown
1973, AustraliaThe Eye of the Storm
1974, SwedenReturn to Ithaca
1974, SwedenAniara
1975, ItalyCuttlefish Bones
1976, Canada/USThe Adventures of Augie March
1977, SpainShadow of Paradise
Year, CountryAnswerTitle of a Work
1978, USA Crown of Feathers and Other Stories
1979, GreeceTo Axion Esti - It is Worthy
1980, Poland/USThe Captive Mind
1981, Bulgaria/UKAuto-da-Fé
1982, ColombiaOne Hundred Years of Solitude
1983, UKRites of Passage
1984, CzechoslovakiaMum
1985, FranceThe Flanders Road
1986, NigeriaDeath and the King's Horseman
1987, Russia/USWatermark
1988, EgyptPalace Walk
1989, SpainThe Hive
1990, MexicoThe Labyrinth of Solitude
1991, South AfricaJuly's People
1992, Saint LuciaOmeros
1993, USBeloved
1994, JapanThe Silent Cry
1995, IrelandDeath of a Naturalist
1996, PolandView with a Grain of Sand
1997, ItalyAccidental Death of an Anarchist
1998, PortugalThe Gospel According to Jesus Christ
1999, GermanyThe Tin Drum
2000, China/FranceSoul Mountain
2001, UK/Trinidad & TobagoA House for Mr Biswas
2002, HungaryKaddish for an Unborn Child
2003, South AfricaDisgrace
2004, AustriaThe Piano Teacher
2005, UKThe Homecoming
2006, TurkeyMy Name is Red
2007, UKThe Golden Notebook
2008, France/MauritiusDesert
2009, Germany/RomaniaThe Hunger Angel
2010, Peru/SpainConversation in the Cathedral
2011, SwedenThe Sorrow Gondola
2012, ChinaRed Sorghum Clan
2013, CanadaDear Life
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  • Major Nobel Literature nerd points if you get a few in the first column. Also, accents in surnames have been removed because, let's be honest, this quiz doesn't need to be any more difficult.
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