The 2018 Nobel Prize for Literature is awarded to Polish author, Olga Tokarczuk. The 2019 Nobel Prize in Literature is awarded to Austrian author Peter Handke.
The Nobel Prize for Literature 2018 and 2019 is announced at 13h on 10/10 local, which is 18h Vietnam on the same day.
Writer Olga Tokarczuk and writer Peter Handke - (Image: The Guardian).
The comments of the Nobel Prize for Literature Review were quoted in the Swedish Academy's press release about writer Olga Tokarczuk: "For the imaginative writing, containing the intellectual passion, and represent a lifestyle that transcends barriers ".
As for the writer Peter Handke, the Nobel Prize for Literature review awards: 'For an influential work that reflects an outstanding linguistic talent, beyond the scope and characteristics of the people kind is experiencing ".
The Swedish Academy says each winning writer will receive 9 million krona, or more than $ 915,000.
Polish writer Olga Tokarczuk.
According to The Guardian, female writer Olga Torkarczuk is an unexpected but very correct choice of the Nobel Prize for Literature. A statement from the Swedish Academy described her as 'a writer preoccupied with local life . but looking from above . her work is full of wits and wittyness'.
Besides fiction, female writer Olga Torkarczuk also owns many works of political influence.
In May, her novel Flights won the Man Booker International Award, which helped her gain a reputation among the English writers.
Austrian writer Peter Handke.
Unlike Olga Tokarczuk, the Austrian writer Peter Handke is a controversial option for this year's award. Peter Handke was selected just a few days after the Swedish Academy promised to expand the scope of the award, not just limited to the Western male writers as before.
This Austrian writer has written a variety of works such as novels, essays, plays and screenplays. He has lived in Paris (France) since the 1990s and is famous for the play Über die Dörfer (Walk about the Villages) and the novel Die Wiederholung (temporary translation - Repetition).
Peter Handke spoke at the funeral of Slobodan Milošević, a Serbian war criminal, in 2006. This incident led to widespread criticism of the writer.
The nomination for the Heinrich Heine Prize for Peter Handke that same year was withdrawn due to his political views. Peter Handke's victory in the Ibsen International Prize in 2014 also sparked protests, leading to protests in Oslo, Norway.