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_ 1983: William Golding, Britain.

_ 1982: Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Colombia.

_ 1981: Elias Canetti, Bulgarian-born Briton.

_ 1980: Czeslaw Milosz, Polish-born American.

_ 1979: Odysseus Elytis, Greece.

_ 1978: Isaac Bashevis Singer, Polish-born American.

_ 1977: Vicente Aleixandre, Spain.

_ 1976: Saul Bellow, Canadian-born American.

_ 1975: Eugenio Montale, Italy.

_ 1974: Eyvind Johnson and Harry Martinson, Sweden.

_ 1973: Patrick White, British-born Australian.

_ 1972: Heinrich Boell, West Germany.

_ 1971: Pablo Neruda, Chile.

_ 1970: Alexander Solzhenitsyn, Russia.

_ 1969: Samuel Beckett, Ireland.

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