Thursday, October 07, 2004

Elfriede Jelinek has won the 2004 Nobel Prize for Literature.

The Austrian novelist, considered by some to be a surprise winner of the $1.36 million prize, was praised for her "musical flow of voices and counter-voices in novels and plays that with extraordinary linguistic zeal reveal the absurdity of society's clich├ęs and their subjugating power".

BBC News has an interesting profile.

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