- Associated Press - Thursday, October 9, 2014

STOCKHOLM (AP) - The 2014 Nobel Prize in literature was announced Thursday by the Swedish Academy. Here is a list of winners of the award since 1980:

- 2014: Patrick Modiano, France.

- 2013: Alice Munro, Canada.

- 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.

- 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.

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