A Decade of Nobel Literature Laureates

By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 8, 2009 3:42 PM CDT
Doris Lessing talks to the media after winning the 2007 prize. The award took the prolific Brit by surprise, because the committee had specifically told her she'd never win it 40 years earlier.   (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
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(Newser) – With Herta Mueller joining the ranks of Nobel laureates today, it seems like a good time to look back at some of the other literary giants that have been honored since the turn of the century. For a full list of all the winners since 1960, check the AP source. View photos at left.