Stockholm: Tanzanian novelist Abdulrazak Gurnah received the 2021 Nobel Prize in Literature, the award-giving physique mentioned on Thursday (October 7). Gurnah, whose novels embrace “Paradise” and “Desertion”, writes in English and lives in Britain. The prize is awarded by the Swedish Academy and is price 10 million Swedish crowns ($1.14 million).
The prizes, for achievements in science, literature and peace, had been created by way of a bequest within the will of Swedish dynamite inventor and rich businessman Alfred Nobel. They’ve been awarded since 1901, with the ultimate prize within the line-up – economics – a later addition. Previous winners have primarily been novelists reminiscent of Ernest Hemingway, Gabriel Garcia Marquez and Toni Morrison, poets reminiscent of Pablo Neruda, Joseph Brodsky and Rabindranath Tagore, or playwrights reminiscent of Harold Pinter and Eugene O’Neill.
The 2021 #NobelPrize in Literature is awarded to the novelist Abdulrazak Gurnah “for his uncompromising and compassionate penetration of the results of colonialism and the destiny of the refugee within the gulf between cultures and continents.” pic.twitter.com/zw2LBQSJ4j
— The Nobel Prize (@NobelPrize) October 7, 2021
However writers have additionally received for our bodies of labor that embrace brief fiction, historical past, essays, biography or journalism. Winston Churchill received for his memoirs, Bertrand Russell for his philosophy and Bob Dylan for his lyrics. Final yr`s award was received by American poet Louise Gluck.
Past the prize cash and status, the Nobel literature award generates an enormous quantity of consideration for the successful creator, typically spurring guide gross sales and introducing much less well-known winners to a broader worldwide public.