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8 Persons awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature:

Alexander Solzhenitsyn

Real/Birth Name:
Aleksandr Isaevich Solzhenitsyn
Gender:
Male
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Age at Death:
89
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
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Writer, dramatist and historian. Awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature 1970. Exiled from the Soviet Union in 1974. He returned to Russia in 1994. Books The Gulag Archipelago, One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich, The Cancer Ward and play The Love-Girl and the Innocent

J. M. Coetzee

Real/Birth Name:
John Maxwell Coetzee
Gender:
Male
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Age today:
78
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
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South African novelist of Boer descent. Became Australian citizen. Nobel Prize in Literature 2003.

Pearl Buck

Real/Birth Name:
Pearl Comfort Sydenstricker
Also Known As:
John Sedges
Sai Zhen Zhu
Pearl S. Buck
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Female
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Age at Death:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
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Pulitzer Prize 1932. The first American woman to be awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature 1938. Books The Good Earth, A House Divided. Lived many years in China, part of the time as a Presbyterian missionary. National Women's Hall of Fame 1973.

Saul Bellow

Real/Birth Name:
Solomon Bellow
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Male
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Age at Death:
89
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
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Pulitzer Prize for book Humboldt's Gift. Book Herzog. National Medal of Arts 1988. Nobel Prize in Literature 1976.

Sinclair Lewis

Real/Birth Name:
Harry Sinclair Lewis
Gender:
Male
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Age at Death:
65, 28 days before his 66th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
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Nobel Prize in Literature 1930. Books Main Street, Elmer Gantry, Babbitt, Dodsworth

T.S. Eliot

Real/Birth Name:
Thomas Stearns Eliot
Also Known As:
T. S. Eliot
T S Eliot
TS Eliot
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Male
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Age at Death:
76
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
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Poet and playright. Poems The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock, The Hollow Men, The Waste Land. Play Murder in the Cathedral, Moved to the UK in 1914 at age 25 and became a citizen of Britain when he was 39. Awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature 1948. Tony Award in 1950 for Best Play, Broadway play The Cocktail Party. Presidential Medal of Freedom 1964. Missouri Wall of Fame. St. Louis Walk of Fame: A star at 6191 Delmar Boulevard.

Toni Morrison

Real/Birth Name:
Chloe Ardelia Wofford
Also Known As:
Chloe Anthony Wofford
Gender:
Female
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Age today:
87
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
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Books (novels) The Bluest Eye, Song of Solomon, Beloved. Movie Beloved. Pulitzer Prize for Fiction 1987. Nobel Prize in Literature 1993. New Jersey Hall of Fame 2008. Presidential Medal of Freedom 2012. Ohio Women's Hall of Fame 1982. New York State Writers Hall of Fame 2012. National Humanities Medal 2000.

William Faulkner

Real/Birth Name:
William Cuthbert Falkner
Also Known As:
William Cuthbert Faulkner
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Male
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Age at Death:
64
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
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Novel The Sound and the Fury. Twice won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. Nobel Prize in Literature 1949. University of Mississippi Alumni Hall of Fame 1980.
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