October 9, 2014 / 12:53 PM / 3 years ago

Previous winners of Nobel Prize for Literature

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STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - French writer Patrick Modiano has won the 2014 Nobel Prize for Literature. Here is a list of previous winners going back to 1980.

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)

Editing by Angus MacSwan

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