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Alfred Nobel's will states that [Priset] [...] för litteratur [utdelas] af Akademien i Stockholm[...] or, in English The award for Literature shall be awarded by the Academy in Stockholm All the awards are granted by academies based in Stockholm, except for the peace prize, which is awarded by a five-member committee chosen by the Parliament of ...


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Nominations must be made by the publisher, and there are many restrictions on eligibility. You can find the rules at the Man* Booker Prize website here, with specific rules for the English Man Booker Prize (for books originally written in English) and the International Man Booker Prize (for books translated from other languages) available as PDF files here ...


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The French Academy (Académie française) beats the Nobel with several prizes in the lists here, none of which are still running. I've only included the ones I'm sure are for literature (end dates from Wikipedia): Prix Bordin, 1835-1988 Prix Botta, 1875-1985 Prix Calmann-Levy 1892-1987 Prix Estrade-Delcros, 1896-1986 Prix Jules Favre, 1886-1989 Prix Marcelin ...


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In what ways do the winners of these three awards differ? These three awards are very different, and it's rare that an author collects more than one of the three. The most obvious difference is the Nobel Laureate is a person, whereas the winners of the National Book Awards (NBA) and the Booker Prize are literary works (although the NBA introduced a lifetime ...


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The records of the discussions of the Swedish Academy are kept secret for 50 years, meaning that as of the time I'm writing this, the last laureates for which we actually have any real insight into the discussion that took place prior to the awards are Nelly Sachs and Samuel Josef Agnon, who shared the prize in 1966. For later laureates, we basically have ...


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Floral games predate Nobel Prizes, prizes of the French Academy and even the Poet Laureate of the United Kingdom. They are given in a regular basis - one condition in the question the Poet Laureate doesn't meet. In middle ages, they run in Tolouse from 1324 to 1484 and in Barcelona from 1393 to about 1500. In 1694 the award was reborn in Tolouse, arriving ...


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Not the oldest, but: there is Poet Laureate of the United Kingdom, the modern tradition starting informally with Ben Jonson in 1616, and formally with John Dryden in 1631 and continuing to the present day. (Carol Ann Duffy is the current Poet Laureate, since 2009.) (Of course throughout history various poets and writers have been appointed as court poets or ...


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