• Nobel Prize Laureates in Literature

Nobel Prize Laureates in Literature

Nobel Prize in Literature Laureates Pearl S. Buck, George Bernard Shaw, Rabindranath Tagore, Ernest Hemingway, William Faulkner, and Winston S. Churchill

Awarded annually since 1901, The Nobel Prize in Literature is given to any author “in the field of literature the most outstanding work in an ideal direction” (Alfred Nobel). One of five […]

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  • The Works of Winston S. Churchill

The Works of Winston S. Churchill

Considered to be one of the most influential figures of the 20th century, British statesman Winston S. Churchill served as the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom throughout the Second World War and was one of the most prolific writers to chronicle it.  A non-academic historian, writer and artist, Churchill won the Nobel Prize in […]

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  • Author Spotlight – John Updike

Author Spotlight – John Updike

John Updike’s most famous work is his series on Harry “Rabbit” Angstrom: Rabbit, Run, Rabbit Redux, Rabbit Is Rich, Rabbit At Rest, and the novella “Rabbit Remembered.” They chronicle Rabbit’s life from young adult to his death, winning Updike the Pulitzer Prize for both Rabbit Is Rich (1981) and Rabbit At Rest (1990). While these […]

By |October 25th, 2011|Authors, Prizes and Awards|Comments Off on Author Spotlight – John Updike
  • Among Nobels

Among Nobels

At Raptis Rare Books, one of our specialties is signed first editions written by Nobel Prize winners. Therefore, the announcement of the new Nobel prize winners are always a fun time for us. Today, the Nobel Prize for Literature was awarded to Mario Vargas Llosa and our congratulations go out to him.

The Nobel Prize is […]

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