- Associated Press - Thursday, October 6, 2011

Winners of the Nobel Prize in literature since 1960:

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_ 2011: Tomas Transtromer, Sweden.

_ 2010: Mario Vargas Llosa, Peru.

_ 2009: Herta Mueller, Germany.

_ 2008: Jean-Marie Gustave Le Clezio, France.

_ 2007: Doris Lessing, Britain.

_ 2006: Orhan Pamuk, Turkey.

_ 2005: Harold Pinter, Britain.

_ 2004: Elfriede Jelinek, Austria.

_ 2003: J.M. Coetzee, South Africa.

_ 2002: Imre Kertesz, Hungary.

_ 2001: V.S. Naipaul, Trinidad-born Briton.

_ 2000: Gao Xingjian, Chinese-born French.

_ 1999: Guenter Grass, Germany.

_ 1998: Jose Saramago, Portugal.

_ 1997: Dario Fo, Italy.

_ 1996: Wislawa Szymborska, Poland.

_ 1995: Seamus Heaney, Ireland.

_ 1994: Kenzaburo Oe, Japan.

_ 1993: Toni Morrison, United States.

_ 1992: Derek Walcott, St. Lucia.

_ 1991: Nadine Gordimer, South Africa.

_ 1990: Octavio Paz, Mexico.

_ 1989: Camilo Jose Cela, Spain.

_ 1988: Naguib Mahfouz, Egypt.

_ 1987: Joseph Brodsky, Russian-born American.

_ 1986: Wole Soyinka, Nigeria.

_ 1985: Claude Simon, France.

_ 1984: Jaroslav Seifert, Czechoslovakia.

_ 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.

_ 1968: Yasunari Kawabata, Japan.

_ 1967: Miguel A. Asturias, Guatemala.

_ 1966: Shmuel Y. Agnon, Polish-born Israeli, and Nelly Sachs, German-born Swede.

_ 1965: Mikhail Sholokhov, Russia.

_ 1964: Jean-Paul Sartre, France (declined award).

_ 1963: Giorgos Seferis, Turkish-born Greek.

_ 1962: John Steinbeck, United States.

_ 1961: Ivo Andric, Yugoslavia.

_ 1960: Saint-John Perse, Guadeloupe-born French.