Who is your favorite Nobel Prize winning author? The Nobel Prize for Literature website listed the “Most Popular Literature Laureates” on its website, and some of the names might surprise you.
Since 1901, 105 Nobel Prizes in Literature have been awarded to 109 laureates. The average age of these laureates is 64 years old and only 12 women have received the prestigious prize.
Below, we’ve collected the entire list–complete with links to their biographies at the Nobel Prize website. UK gamblers gave Haruki Murakami and Joyce Carol Oates the best odds for the prize this year.
The Most Popular Nobel Prize in Literature Laureates
1. Rabindranath Tagore (pictured)
5. Mo Yan