Nobel Prize Winners by Decade

1910s:
1901 | Sully Prudhomme
| 1902 | Mommsen, Theodor
| 1903 | Bjørnson, Bjørnstjerne Martinius
| 1904 | Echegaray y Eizaguirre, José| Mistral, Frédéric
| 1905 | Sienkiewicz, Henryk
| 1906 | Carducci, Giosuè
| 1907 | Kipling, Rudyard
| 1908 | Eucken, Rudolf Christoph
| 1909 | Lagerlöf, Selma
| 1910 | Heyse, Paul Johann Ludwig von

 

1910s:
| 1911 | Maeterlinck, Maurice
| 1912 | Hauptmann, Gerhart
| 1913 | Tagore, Rabindranath
| 1915 | Rolland, Romain
| 1916 | Heidenstam, Verner von
| 1917 | Gjellerup, Karl| Pontoppidan, Henrik
| 1918 | Karlfeldt, Erik Axel (declined)
| 1919 | Spitteler, Carl
| 1920 | Hamsun, Knut

 

1920s:
| 1921 | France, Anatole
| 1922 | Benavente y Martínez, Jacinto
| 1923 | Yeats, William Butler
| 1924 | Reymont, Wladyslaw Stanislaw
| 1925 | Shaw, George Bernard
| 1926 | Deledda, Grazia
| 1927 | Bergson, Henri
| 1928 | Undset, Sigrid
| 1929 | Mann, Thomas
| 1930 | Lewis, Sinclair

 

1930s:
| 1931 | Karlfeldt, Erik Axel (posthumous award)
| 1932 | Galsworthy, John
| 1933 | Bunin, Ivan Alekseyevich
| 1934 | Pirandello, Luigi
| 1936 | O’Neill, Eugene
| 1937 | Martin du Gard, Roger
| 1938 | Buck, Pearl
| 1939 | Sillanpää, Frans Eemil

 

1940s:
| 1944 | Jensen, Johannes V.
| 1945 | Mistral, Gabriela
| 1946 | Hesse, Hermann
| 1947 | Gide, André
| 1948 | Eliot, T.S.
| 1949 | Faulkner, William
| 1950 | Russell, Bertrand

 

1950s:
| 1951 | Lagerkvist, Pär
| 1952 | Mauriac, François
| 1953 | Churchill, Sir Winston
| 1954 | Hemingway, Ernest
| 1955 | Laxness, Halldór
| 1956 | Jiménez, Juan Ramón
| 1957 | Camus, Albert
| 1958 | Pasternak, Boris Leonidovich (declined)
| 1959 | Quasimodo, Salvatore
| 1960 | Saint-John Perse

 

1960s:
| 1961 | Andric, Ivo
| 1962 | Steinbeck, John
| 1963 | Seferis, George
| 1964 | Sartre, Jean-Paul (declined)
| 1965 | Sholokhov, Mikhail Aleksandrovich
| 1966 | Agnon, S.Y.| Sachs, Nelly
| 1967 | Asturias, Miguel Ángel
| 1968 | Kawabata Yasunari
| 1969 | Beckett, Samuel
| 1970 | Solzhenitsyn, Aleksandr Isayevich

 

1970s:
| 1971 | Neruda, Pablo
| 1972 | Böll, Heinrich
| 1973 | White, Patrick
| 1974 | Johnson, Eyvind| Martinson, Harry
| 1975 | Montale, Eugenio
| 1976 | Bellow, Saul
| 1977 | Aleixandre, Vicente
| 1978 | Singer, Isaac Bashevis
| 1979 | Elytis, Odysseus
| 1980 | Milosz, Czeslaw

 

1980s:
| 1981 | Canetti, Elias
| 1982 | García Márquez, Gabriel
| 1983 | Golding, Sir William
| 1984 | Seifert, Jaroslav
| 1985 | Simon, Claude
| 1986 | Soyinka, Wole
| 1987 | Brodsky, Joseph
| 1988 | Mahfouz, Naguib
| 1989 | Cela, Camilo José
| 1990 | Paz, Octavio

 

1990s:
| 1991 | Gordimer, Nadine
| 1992 | Walcott, Derek
| 1993 | Morrison, Toni
| 1994 | Oe Kenzaburo
| 1995 | Heaney, Seamus
| 1996 | Szymborska, Wislawa
| 1997 | Fo, Dario
| 1998 | Saramago, José
| 1999 | Grass, Günter
| 2000 | Gao Xingjian

 

2000s:
| 2001 | Naipaul, Sir V.S.
| 2002 | Kertész, Imre
| 2003 | Coetzee, J.M.
| 2004 | Jelinek, Elfriede
| 2005 | Pinter, Harold
| 2006 | Pamuk, Orhan
| 2007 | Lessing, Doris
| 2008 | Le Clézio, Jean-Marie Gustave
| 2009 | Müller, Herta
| 2010 | Vargas Llosa, Mario

 

2010s:
| 2011 | Tranströmer, Tomas
| 2012 | Mo Yan
| 2013 | Munro, Alice
| 2014 | Modiano, Patrick
| 2015 | Alexievich, Svetlana
| 2016 | Dylan, Bob
| 2017 | Ishiguro, Kazuo