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Discover the last fifteen years of the Nobel Prize in Literature

Today, the Nobel Prize in Literature has been awarded to French novelist Patrick Modiano. Very well known in France, few of his works have been translated in English, and only one title is, for the time being, available in ebook. We sincerely hope that this award will hopefully lead to the translation of all his books, and to the translation of important works from every continent.
In the present post, we look back on fifteen years of Nobel Prizes in Literature: do not hesitate to click on the author’s name to discover all of his or her works!

Patrick Modiano, “for the art of memory with which he has evoked the most ungraspable human destinies and uncovered the life-world of the occupation” (Nobel Prize 2014)

The Search Warrant

Alice Munro, “master of the contemporary short story” (Nobel Prize 2013)

Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, MarriageThe Love Of A Good WomanFriend Of My YouthDear Life

Mo Yan, “who with hallucinatory realism merges folk tales, history and the contemporary” (Nobel Prize 2012)

Red SorghumThe Republic of WineThe Garlic Ballads

Tomas Tranströmer, “through his condensed, translucent images, he gives us fresh access to reality” (Nobel Prize 2011)

The Great Enigma: New Collected PoemsMemories Look at Me: A MemoirNew Collected Poems

Mario Vargas Llosa, “for his cartography of structures of power and his trenchant images of the individual’s resistance, revolt, and defeat” (Nobel Prize 2010)

The Bad GirlThe Way to ParadiseThe Feast of the GoatConversation in the Cathedral

Herta Müller, “who, with the concentration of poetry and the frankness of prose, depicts the landscape of the dispossessed” (Nobel Prize 2009)

The Hunger AngelThe AppointmentThe Land Of Green Plums

Jean-Marie Gustave Le Clézio, “author of new departures, poetic adventure and sensual ecstasy, explorer of a humanity beyond and below the reigning civilization” (Nobel Prize 2008)

The InterrogationWarThe FloodThe Book of Flights

Doris Lessing, “that epicist of the female experience, who with scepticism, fire and visionary power has subjected a divided civilisation to scrutiny” (Nobel Prize 2007)

The Golden NotebookGrass Is SingingThe Fifth ChildThe Cleft

Orhan Pamuk, “who in the quest for the melancholic soul of his native city has discovered new symbols for the clash and interlacing of cultures” (Nobel Prize 2006)

SnowThe White CastleMy Name is RedIstanbul

Harold Pinter, “who in his plays uncovers the precipice under everyday prattle and forces entry into oppression’s closed rooms” (Nobel Prize 2005)

BetrayalNo Man's Land

Elfriede Jelinek, “for her musical flow of voices and counter-voices in novels and plays that with extraordinary linguistic zeal reveal the absurdity of society’s clichés and their subjugating power” (Nobel Prize 2004)

GreedThe Piano Teacher

John M. Coetzee, “who in innumerable guises portrays the surprising involvement of the outsider” (Nobel Prize 2003)

SummertimeThe Childhood of Jesus

Imre Kertész, “for writing that upholds the fragile experience of the individual against the barbaric arbitrariness of history” (Nobel Prize 2002)

Dossier K: A MemoirFatelessnessDetective Story

V. S. Naipaul, “for having united perceptive narrative and incorruptible scrutiny in works that compel us to see the presence of suppressed histories” (Nobel Prize 2001)

A House For Mr BiswasA Bend in the RiverHalf a LifeIn a Free State

Gao Xingjian, “for an æuvre of universal validity, bitter insights and linguistic ingenuity, which has opened new paths for the Chinese novel and drama” (Nobel Prize 2000)

Soul MountainOne Man's BibleBuying a Fishing Rod for My Grandfather

Our selection of ebook releases

It’s Friday and you still haven’t decided what you will read this weekend? If you only have a few minutes to read, discover this week’s interviews or choose your next read with our latest picks and selections!

Men We Reaped: A MemoirJesmyn Ward

MaddAddamMargaret Atwood

Wolf in White Van

The amazingly talented John Darnielle has been selected for the National Book Award longlist with other amazingly talented authors that you can discover here!


Belzhar is in our selection as a YA recommendation! Discover all the other Young Adult recommendations in our dedicated section.

Nora Webster

Colm Tóibín is, without a doubt, one of the greatest living Irish novelists. Who are your other favorite Irish novelists? Take your pick in our dedicated category!

The Zone of Interest: A novel

Martin Amis’ latest novel seems well on its way to be the most critically acclaimed title released this fall! Discover what newspapers and blogs are saying about the latest releases in our dedicated section.

Our selection of ebook releases

Interviews, recommendations, selections: discover our weekly recap and find your weekend read!

We Are WaterWally Lamb

A Replacement LifeBoris Fishman

The PanopticonThere but for theThe Wasp FactoryTrumpet

So we will not have to split our “British literature” section this time around… Which makes this list all the more valid! For a more extensive incursion in Scottish literature, you can browse our list of Great Scots.

Green GirlBlue AngelChocolates for BreakfastSmothered in Hugs: Essays, Interviews, Feedback, and Obituaries

Doris Lessing, Kate Zambreno, Sarah Hall, Justin Taylor… Discover great authors and great under-the-radar works for just $1.99! 

Thunderstruck & Other StoriesWolf in White VanRedeploymentStation Eleven: A novel

They may not all be literary superstars, but all the titles in this selection seem particularly exciting! And since September equals longlists, discover the Scotiabank Giller Prize longlist, which is nothing short of appealing!

Perfidia: A novel

Although James Ellroy is often deemed the master of noir fiction in its generation, other authors have garnered praise in the hardboiled category, such as Steph Cha, Don Winslow… Discover your future favorite authors in this category!

Our selection of ebook releases


I Am ChinaXiaolu Guo

The People of Forever are not AfraidShani Boianjiu

Red or Dead: A NovelDavid Peace

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If you like our literary maps, discover our other maps about mystery novels or summer reads!


Enduring LoveOn Chesil BeachSweet ToothAmsterdam

Ian McEwan might well one of the greatest British writers alive… But what about David Mitchell, Alison Moore, David Peace and many others? Discover the latest releases in British literature in our dedicated section.

Thrilling CitiesFrom Russia with LoveDr NoGoldfinger

If you already read every James Bond novel ever written, do not hesitate to browse the Espionage category for a new take on the genre.


Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay

Discover new voices and the latest literary sensations in Italian literature in our dedicated section.

The Bone Clocks: A Novel

Receiving rave reviews in almmost every newspaper out there, The Bone Clocks is also selected for the Man Booker Prize longlist, along some really great titles!

Download free classics in their original language with our literary maps of Paris, London, Madrid and Rome

Feedbooks is a multilingual book retailer with catalogs in five languages, including our public domain section, and we have worked together to offer you four maps geolocating free classics in their original language set in Paris, London, Madrid and Rome.

Click on any marker and a pop-up will open with the cover of the book, an excerpt and a link to download the book in one of the three formats we offer.

Happy reading!

Paris littéraire

Paris littéraire

Discover our map of literary London

Discover our map of literary London

Roma: otto percorsi letterari

Roma: otto percorsi letterari

Paseando por el centro de Madrid

Paseando por el centro de Madrid