The Nobel Prize in Literature for 2018 is awarded to the Polish author Olga Tokarczuk. The Nobel Prize in Literature for 2019 is awarded to the Austrian author Peter Handke. # NobelPrizepic.twitter.com / CeKNz1oTSB
As noted, the Tokarchuk Prize is awarded "for the narrative imagination, which with encyclopedic passion represents border crossing as a form of life."
Handke will receive an award for “an influential work that explores the periphery and the specifics of human existence.”
Scientists John Goodenough, Stanley Whittingham, and Akira Yoshino previously won the chemistry prize for developing lithium-ion batteries.