The Swedish Academy has awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature to Canadian author Alice Munro. It called her a master of the contemporary short story.
At 75, Isabel Allende, one of the world's most widely read Spanish-language authors, continues to fight for the empowerment of women - and is releasing a new novel this fall.
Last year's Nobel literature laureate, US songwriter Bob Dylan, has finally handed in the mandatory lecture. In it, he talks about singers and novelists who influenced him, and how his songs relate to literature.
The Georg Büchner Prize, the most important literary accolade for the German language, goes this year to poet Jan Wagner. The 45-year-old is also a translator of poetry in English.
Almost six months after he was announced as the winner of the award, legendary US singer-songwriter Bob Dylan has formally accepted his Nobel Prize in Literature. The ceremony was a small, private affair in Stockholm.
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