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.

Pearl Sydenstricker Buck, also known by her Chinese name Sai Zhenzhu, was an American writer and novelist. As the daughter of missionaries, Buck spent most of her life before 1934 in China. Her most famous book was The Good Earth.

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.

Alice Munro (Nobel Prize in Literature (b. 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.

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

The Nobel Prize in Literature Mr. The Nobel Prize in Literature 1997 was awarded to Dario Fo "who emulates the jesters of the Middle Ages in scourging authority and upholding the dignity of the downtrodden".

Herta Muller - Nobel Prize in Literature 2009 - born Romania, residence at time of award Germany - "who, with the concentration of poetry and the frankness of prose, depicts the landscape of the dispossessed"

HERTA MÜLLER - Nobel Prize in Literature 2009 - born Romania, residence at time of award Germany - "who, with the concentration of poetry and the frankness of prose, depicts the landscape of the dispossessed"

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"

Selma Lagerlöf, 1858 - first woman to win the Nobel Prize for literature in author of "one of the most charming children's book in any language: Nils Holgerssons underbara resa genom Sverige [The Wonderful Adventures of Nils].

13 Female Nobel Laureates In Literature - Writers Write

To read, especially more Toni Morrison - 13 Female Nobel Laureates In Literature - Writers Write

Harold Pinter won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2005. Pinter "who in his plays uncovers the precipice under everyday prattle and forces entry into oppression's closed rooms.

Harold Pinter-----------The Nobel Prize in Literature 2005 was awarded to Harold Pinter "who in his plays uncovers the precipice under everyday prattle and forces entry into oppression's closed rooms".

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