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William Cuthbert Faulkner (1897–1962). American writer, Nobel Prize laureate and Pulitzer winner. He worked in a variety of written media, including novels, short stories, a play, poetry, essays and screenplays. Known for his novels and short stories, many of which are set in the fictional Yoknapatawpha, a setting he created based on Lafayette County., where he spent most of his life. Is one of the most important writers in both American literature generally and Southern literature specifically.
Edith Wharton (born Edith Newbold Jones, 1862–1937), was a Pulitzer Prize-winning American novelist, short story writer, and designer. She was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature in years 1927, 1928 and 1930. Many of Wharton's novels are characterized by a subtle use of dramatic irony. Having grown up in upper-class turn-of-the-century society, Wharton became one of its most astute critics, in such works as The House of Mirth and The Age of Innocence.
William Butler Yeats (1865 – 1939) was an Irish poet and one of the foremost figures of 20th century literature. In 1923 he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature as the first Irishman so honoured for what the Nobel Committee described as "inspired poetry, which in a highly artistic form gives expression to the spirit of a whole nation."
Shared Interest is deeply honored to recognize Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu and his daughter, The Rev. Mpho Tutu at our 20th Anniversary Awards Gala on February 27, 2014 at Gotham Hall. Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu will receive the "Award for A Lifetime of Leadership for Justice, Reconciliation and Peace". The Rev. Mpho Tutu,will accept the "Award for Inspiring the Next Generation".
Winston Spencer Churchill (1874 - 1965) Politician and twice prime minister of Britain. Leader of the UK during World War Two. Regarded as one of the greatest wartime leaders of 20th century. Honorary citizen of U.S. Nobel prize for literature. His state funeral saw the largest assembly of world leaders in history.
Nobel Prize Facts On 27 November 1895, Alfred Nobel signed his last will and testament, giving the largest share of his fortune to a series of prizes in Physics, Chemistry, Physiology or Medicine, Literature and Peace - the Nobel Prizes. In 1968, Sveriges Riksbank (Sweden's central bank) established The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel. Learn more about the Laureates here.