Polish writer Olga Tokarczuk and Austrian Peter Handke win Nobel Literature for 2018, 2019
Members of the Nobel Committee for Literature (L-R) Chairman Anders Olsson, Per Wastberg, Rebecka Karde, Mikaela Blomqvist and Henrik Petersen announce the winners of the 2018 and 2019 Nobel Prize in Literature at the Swedish Academy in Stockholm, Sweden on October 10, 2019.
Polish writer Olga Tokarczuk on Thursday won the 2018 Nobel Prize in Literature, which was delayed over a sexual harassment scandal, while Austrian novelist and playwright Peter Handke took the 2019 award, the Swedish Academy said.
Tokarczuk, considered the most talented Polish novelist of her generation, was honoured "for a narrative imagination that with encyclopaedic passion represents the crossing of boundaries as a form of life".
Her books portray a polychromatic world perpetually in motion, with characters' traits intermingled and language that is both precise and poetic.
The Nobel Prize in Literature for 2018 is awarded to the Polish author Olga Tokarczuk. The Nobel Prize in Literature for 2019 is awarded to the Austrian author Peter Handke.#NobelPrizepic.twitter.com/CeKNz1oTSB