The two Nobel’s go too

Its that time of year and a treat today we have two Nobel Laureates one for this year and one for last year. we see if a year away has meant the academy gone in a new Nonanglophile and feminist direction that has been mention in recent years. The first winner for the last year 2018 is Olga Tokarczuk for her encyclopedic writing. I have reviewed her book Drive my plough over the bones of the dead Here is an interview with her





















hen for this year, 2019 we have Peter Handke A favorite for many years to win although he has courted controversy in some of his view but I loved every book I have read and he has also worked with Wim Wenders on a number of films including the goalkeeper anxiety a classic film. Here is a review of slow homecoming by him and an interview IT is from a german paper but worth reading

9 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. kaggsysbookishramblings
    Oct 10, 2019 @ 12:46:51

    I’m very happy at Olga winning, but I’ve not read any Handke – and I’m a bit nervous I confess as views do seem vaguely suspect….:(


  2. BookerTalk
    Oct 10, 2019 @ 17:30:23

    Both of these are new names for me – but then so many of the more recent Nobel winners are unknown to me


  3. Anokatony
    Oct 10, 2019 @ 18:36:27

    I have read and really liked Olga Tokarczuk very recently, so I can still spell her name. I read Peter Handke a long time ago and don’t recall my reactions.


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October 2019


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