- Associated Press - Thursday, October 11, 2012

Winners of the Nobel Prize in literature since 1998:

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_ 2012: Mo Yan, China.

_ 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.

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