Nobel Prize in Literature by Decade Quiz Stats

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Decade Winner % Correct
1950-1959Bertrand Russell, Pär Lagerkvist, François Mauriac, Sir Winston Churchill, Ernest Hemingway, Halldór Laxness, Juan Ramón Jiménez, Albert Camus, Boris Pasternak, Salvatore Quasimodo
78.1%
2010-presentMario Vargas Llosa, Tomas Tranströmer, Mo Yan, Alice Munro, Patrick Modiano, Svetlana Alexievich, Bob Dylan
62.5%
1960-1969Saint-John Perse, Ivo Andrić, John Steinbeck, Giorgos Seferis, Jean-Paul Sartre, Mikhail Sholokhov, Shmuel Yosef Agnon, Nelly Sachs, Miguel Ángel Asturias, Yasunari Kawabata, Samuel Beckett
60%
1990-1999Octavio Paz, Nadine Gordimer, Derek Walcott, Toni Morrison, Kenzaburō Ōe, Seamus Heaney, Wislawa Szymborska, Dario Fo, José Saramago, Günter Grass
58.2%
1980-1989Czeslaw Milosz, Elias Canetti, Gabriel García Márquez, William Golding, Jaroslav Seifert, Claude Simon, Akinwande Oluwole Soyinka, Joseph Brodsky, Naguib Mahfouz, Camilo José Cela
49.6%
1940-1949Johannes Vilhelm Jensen, Gabriela Mistral, Hermann Hesse, André Gide, T.S. Eliot, William Faulkner
48.6%
1970-1979Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Pablo Neruda, Heinrich Böll, Patrick White, Eyvind Johnson, Harry Martinson, Eugenio Montale, Saul Bellow, Vicente Aleixandre, Isaac Bashevis Singer, Odysseas Elytis
43.9%
1930-1939Sinclair Lewis, Erik Axel Karlfeldt, John Galsworthy, Ivan Alekseyevich Bunin, Luigi Pirandello, Eugene O'Neill, Roger Martin du Gard, Pearl S. Buck, Frans Eemil Sillanpää
37.3%
1920-1929Knut Hamsun, Anatole France, Jacinto Benavente, William Butler Yeats, Wladyslaw Reymont, George Bernard Shaw, Grazia Deledda, Henri Bergson, Sigrid Undset, Thomas Mann
36.1%
2000-2009Gao Xingjian, V.S. Naipaul, Imre Kertész, J.M. Coetzee, Elfriede Jelinek, Harold Pinter, Orhan Pamuk, Doris Lessing, J.M.G. Le Clézio, Herta Müller
30.1%
1901-1909Sully Prudhomme, Theodor Mommsen, Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson, Frédéric Mistral, José Echegaray y Eizaguirre, Henryk Sienkiewicz, Giosuè Carducci, Rudyard Kipling, Rudolf Christophe Eucken, Selma Lagerlöf
28.3%
1910-1919Paul Heyse, Count Maurice Maeterlinck, Gerhart Hauptmann, Rabindranath Tagore, Romain Rolland, Verner von Heidenstam, Karl Adolph Gjellerup, Henrik Pontoppidan, Carl Spitteler
11.1%

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