Nobel Prize in Literature Quiz Stats

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Year Winner % Correct
2016Bob Dylan
77.3%
1954Ernest Hemingway
65.1%
2017Kazuo Ishiguro
62.2%
1982Gabriel García Márquez
60.9%
2013Alice Munro
57.2%
1993Toni Morrison
52%
1949William Faulkner
50.5%
1962John Steinbeck
49.6%
1964Jean-Paul Sartre
48.5%
1957Albert Camus
46.8%
2007Doris Lessing
46.2%
2012Mo Yan
45.5%
1971Pablo Neruda
45.1%
1999Günter Grass
44.8%
1953Winston Churchill
42.8%
2003J. M. Coetzee
42.8%
2014Patrick Modiano
42.3%
2006Orhan Pamuk
41.4%
2005Harold Pinter
41.1%
1958Boris Pasternak
40.1%
1969Samuel Beckett
40%
1995Seamus Heaney
39.7%
1997Dario Fo
39.4%
1970Alexandr Solzhenitsyn
37.5%
1976Saul Bellow
35.6%
1994Kenzaburo Oe
35.4%
1948T.S. Eliot
35.1%
1946Hermann Hesse
34.8%
2015Svetlana Alexievich
34.5%
1998José Saramago
34.1%
1991Nadine Gordimer
33.4%
1983William Golding
32.8%
1990Octavio Paz
32.6%
1992Derek Walcott
32.1%
2001V. S. Naipaul
31.1%
1972Heinrich Böll
31%
2008Jean-Marie Gustave Le Clézio
30.7%
1973Patrick White
28.8%
Year Winner % Correct
1988Naguib Mahfouz
28.7%
2004Elfriede Jelinek
28.4%
1978Isaac Bashevis Singer
28.1%
1950Bertrand Russell
27.4%
1955Halldór Laxness
27.2%
1947André Gide
26.8%
1945Gabriela Mistral
26.1%
1986Wole Soyinka
26.1%
1974Eyvind Johnson
25.9%
1968Yasunari Kawabata
24.8%
2010Mario Vargas Llosa
23.8%
1987Joseph Brodsky
23.7%
2002Imre Kertész
23.7%
1959Salvatore Quasimodo
23.7%
1980Czesław Miłosz
23.3%
1944Johannes V. Jensen
23.1%
1996Wisława Szymborska
22.3%
1965Mikhail Sholokhov
22.3%
1966Nelly Sachs
21.8%
2000Gao Xingjian
21.8%
1961Ivo Andrić
21.5%
1974Harry Martinson
21.4%
1951Pär Lagerkvist
21.2%
1989Camilo José Cela
21.2%
2009Herta Müller
20.9%
1952François Mauriac
20.5%
1967Miguel Ángel Asturias
20.5%
1966Shmuel Agnon
20.3%
1981Elias Canetti
20.1%
1985Claude Simon
19.9%
1956Juan Ramón Jiménez
19.1%
1963Giorgos Seferis
18.7%
2011Tomas Transtromer
18.6%
1979Odysseus Elytis
18.5%
1984Jaroslav Seifert
17.8%
1960Saint-John Perse
17.6%
1975Eugenio Montale
16.9%
1977Vicente Aleixandre
15.4%

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