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Recent winners of the Nobel Prize in literature

The Associated Press, Thursday, October 11, 2012, 3:10am (PDT)

Winners of the Nobel Prize in literature since 1998:

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— 2012: Mo Yang, 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.

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