Thirteen women have so far won the Nobel Prize for Literature. They are:
1909: Selma Lagertof (Sweden)
1926: Grazia Deledda (Italy)
1928: Sigrid Undset (Denmark)
1938: Pearl. S. Buck (USA)
1945: Gabriela Mistral (Chile)
1966: Nelly Suchs (Germany)
1991: Nadine Gordimer (South Africa)
1993: Toni Morrison (USA)
1996: Wistawa Szymborska (Poland)
2004: Elfriede Jelinek (Austria)
2007: Doris Lessing (Iran)
2009: Herta Muller (Romania)
2013: Alice Munro (Canada)
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In his will, Alfred Nobel stated that his entire remaining estate should be used to endow “prizes to those who, during the previous year, shall have conferred the greatest benefit to mankind.”
In light of this, my choice for the next Female Nobel Prize for Literature is Taslima Nasrin, a writer from Bangladesh.
Her novel Lajja (1993) is a protest against torture, religious extremism and terrorism by Muslim fundamentalists.