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Pearl Buck (1892-1973), writer, civil rights activist, winner 1938 Nobel Prize in Literature. Born Hillsboro, West Virginia to missionary parents. Taken to China at 3 months old. Graduated Randolph-Macon Woman's College, Lynchburg, VA, Phi Beta Kappa, 1914. Masters from Cornell University in 1925. In 1949, outraged that existing adoption services considered Asian and mixed-race children unadoptable, Buck established Welcome House, Inc., the first international, interracial adoption agency.

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Commentary: Meeting Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Él era un escritor muy importante y famosa de Colombia. él escribí un libro ¨Cien años de soledad¨. Él frecibió el Premio Nobel

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"I would rather live my life as if there is a God and die to find out there isn't, than live my life as if there isn't and die to find out there is." - Albert Camus (1913 - 1960) - French author, journalist, and philosopher - Awarded The Nobel Prize in Literature 1957

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Dario Fo, The Nobel Prize in Literature 1997: "who emulates the jesters of the Middle Ages in scourging authority and upholding the dignity of the downtrodden", drama

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John M Coetzee---------The Nobel Prize in Literature 2003 was awarded to J. M. Coetzee "who in innumerable guises portrays the surprising involvement of the outsider".

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Czeslaw Milosz, The Nobel Prize in Literature 1980: "who with uncompromising clear-sightedness voices man's exposed condition in a world of severe conflicts", poetry, prose

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Alice Munro (Nobel Prize in Literature 2013) (b. 1931) is a Canadian author writing in English. Munro's work has been described as having revolutionized the architecture of short stories, especially in its tendency to move forward and backward in time.

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The Nobel Prize in Literature 1991: Nadine Gordimer. Prize motivation: "who through her magnificent epic writing has - in the words of Alfred Nobel - been of very great benefit to humanity"

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The Nobel Prize in Literature 1909: Selma Lagerlöf. Prize motivation: "in appreciation of the lofty idealism, vivid imagination and spiritual perception that characterize her writings"

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John Galsworthy, The Nobel Prize in Literature 1932: "for his distinguished art of narration which takes its highest form in The Forsyte Saga", prose

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