Anonymous asked in Arts & HumanitiesBooks & Authors · 1 decade ago

What do I do to win the Nobel Prize in Literature?

I'm 18.

4 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
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    You do not need to have written a book and you most definatley do not need to write a best seller!

    Dario Fo, playwright...did not win for writing books

    Wislawa Szymborska, poet

    Harold Pinter also a playwright

    Bertrand Russell won for non-fiction writings

    Also it is true that there is a committee that selects the winner but guess what?

    Anyone can be nominated for a Nobel Prize. That is right...anyone.

    Sure you cannot nominate yourself but this is who can nominate you for a Nobel Prize

    1.Members of the Swedish Academy and of other academies, institutions and societies which are similar to it in construction and purpose;

    2.Professors of literature and of linguistics at universities and university colleges;

    3.Previous Nobel Prize Laureates in Literature;

    4.Presidents of those societies of authors that are representative of the literary production in their respective countries.

    So you just have to write something...anything...and find someone who meets at least one of the above criteria to nominate you and you are on your way.

    Good Luck.

  • D S
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    1 decade ago

    If you write with that in mind, you will never win anything.

    Either you have brilliant skills inside you and express them or you don't. By thinking about others opinion you prevent yourself from developing your literary identity.

  • 1 decade ago

    Have talent, polish it, get published, write a best seller that is iconic. Simple enough. And probably never going to happen. You should have written a novel or two by now if that is your goal.

  • 1 decade ago

    It might help if you wrote a book!

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