Handke won the 2019 prize for "for an influential work that with linguistic ingenuity has explored the periphery and the specificity of human experience," the Academy said in a statement.
The 2018 prize, delayed by one year after a sexual assault scandal rocked the award-giving Academy, went to Tokarczuk for "for a narrative imagination that with encyclopaedic passion represents the crossing of boundaries as a form of life." Handke established himself as one of the most influential writers in Europe after World War Two, the Academy said, with a body of work that contains novels, essays, notebooks and dramatic works.
He is also known for co-writing the script of the critically-acclaimed 1987 film "Wings of Desire." Tokarczuk, 57, trained as a psychologist before publishing her first novel in 1993.
Since then, she has produced a steady and varied stream of works and her novel "Flight" won her the high-profile Man Booker International Prize last year.
She was the first Polish author to do so.
She has courted controversy in her native Poland by touching on dark areas of the country's past that contrast with the version of history promoted by Poland's ruling nationalist party, Law and Justice (PiS).
[NFA] American poet Louise Gluck won the 2020 Nobel Prize in Literature for works exploring family and childhood in an "unmistakable...voice that with austere beauty makes individual existence universal", the Swedish Academy said on Thursday. Olivia Chan reports.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on October 16 dedicated to the nation 17 recently developed bio-fortified varieties of eight crops on World Food Day. He said that, "This year's Nobel Peace Prize being awarded to the World Food Program is a big achievement. India is happy that our contribution and association with it has been historic."
U.S. economists Paul Milgrom and Robert Wilson won the 2020 Nobel Economics Prize for improvements to auction theory and inventions of new auction formats, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences said on Monday.
The 2020 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine has been jointly awarded tothree scientists, including a British professor. Michael Houghton andAmericans Harvey J Alter and Charles M Rice were awarded the prize for thediscovery of the Hepatitis C virus.
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Indian Army's Rajputana Rifles celebrated its Remembrance Day at Delhi's Cantonment area on November 25. Lt Gen KJS Dhillon paid homage to the bravehearts. Many serving officers of Rajputana Rifles paid homage to slain soldiers on the Remembrance Day. November 25 is observed as the Remembrance Day every year to pay homage to the immortal soldiers of the regiment, who lost their lives during World War II.
Historian, Dan Snow, helped 80-year-old John Watts connect with his father like never before. Joseph Watts was killed while fighting the Nazis in WWII, eight months before his son John was born. On the anniversary of his death John came face to face with the RAF plane his father would have flown. Report by Browna. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on November 06 attended India-Italy Virtual Summit with his Italian counterpart Giuseppe Conte. At the event, PM said, "I hope that after the COVID-19 situation improves, we will get an opportunity to welcome the Italian Members of Parliament, in India. COVID-19 pandemic will remain a watershed moment in history, just like WWII (World War 2). We will have to adapt ourselves to the post-Corona world. We will have to be ready for the opportunities and challenges arising out of it."