CNN is reporting that the 2019 Nobel Prize in Literature has been awarded to Austrian author Peter Handke, while the 2018 award, postponed from last year due to a scandal, was given to Polish author Olga Tokarczuk.
Per the outlet: Handke won the award “for an influential work that with linguistic ingenuity has explored the periphery and the specificity of human experience.” While Tokarczuk won the 2018 award “for a narrative imagination that with encyclopedic passion represents the crossing of boundaries as a form of life.”
Check out a history of their work and their bios here.
And here’s the tweet from the Nobel committee announcing the awards:
The Nobel Prize in Literature for 2018 is awarded to the Polish author Olga Tokarczuk. The Nobel Prize in Literature for 2019 is awarded to the Austrian author Peter Handke.#NobelPrize pic.twitter.com/CeKNz1oTSB
— The Nobel Prize (@NobelPrize) October 10, 2019