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In 2009 and 2010, FSG/Picador authors were selected as the winners of the Nobel Prize in Literature: Herta Müller and Mario Vargas Llosa. We've been honored to publish the literature of these and several other Nobel Prize winners in our time. Below is a selection of titles from authors who are winners of the Nobel Peace Prize or the Nobel Prize in Literature.

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The Appointment

A Novel

From the winner of the IMPAC Award and the 2009 Nobel Prize in Literature, a fierce and devastating novel about a young woman's discovery of betrayal in the...

"...From the winner of the IMPAC Award and the 2009 Nobel Prize in Literature, a fierce and devastating novel about a young woman's discovery of betrayal in the.... From the winner of the IMPAC Award and the 2009 Nobel Prize in Literature, a fierce and devastating novel about a young woman's discovery..."

By Herta Müller, Michael Hulse and Philip Boehm

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The Land of Green Plums

A Novel

Set in Romania at the height of Ceauescu's reign of terror, The Land of Green Plums tells the story of a group of young people who leave the impoverished...

"...From the winner of the Intertantional IMPAC Dublin Literary Award and the 2009 Nobel Prize in Literature, a devastating picture of a society and a generation.... From the winner of the Intertantional IMPAC Dublin Literary Award and the 2009 Nobel Prize in Literature, a devastating picture..."

By Herta Müller and Michael Hofmann

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The Bad Girl

A Novel

A New York Times Notable Book of 2007 "Splendid, suspenseful, and irresistible . . . A contemporary love story that explores the mores of the urban...

"...A New York Times Notable Book of 2007 "Splendid, suspenseful, and irresistible . . . A contemporary love story that explores the mores of the urban.... A New York Times Notable Book of 2007 "Splendid, suspenseful, and irresistible . . . A contemporary love story that explores the mores of the urban 1960s--and 70s and 80s."--The New York Times Book Review Ricardo Somocurcio is in love with a bad girl. He loves her as a teenager known as "Lily" in Lima in 1950, when she flits into his life..."

By Mario Vargas Llosa and Edith Grossman

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Deep within the remote backlands of nineteenth-century Brazil lies Canudos, home to all the damned of the earth: prostitutes, bandits, beggars, and every kind...

"...for the revolutionary spirit in its purest form, a state with all the potential for a true, libertarian paradise..."

Mario Vargas Llosa Mario Vargas Llosa

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The Feast of the Goat

A Novel

Haunted all her life by feelings of terror and emptiness, forty-nine-year-old Urania Cabral returns to her native Dominican Republic - and finds herself...

"...that will have bloody consequences of its own. In this 'masterpiece of Latin American and world literature..."

By Mario Vargas Llosa and Edith Grossman

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Mario Vargas Llosa's brilliant, multilayered novel is set in the Lima, Peru, of the author's youth, where a young student named Marito is toiling away in the...

"...named one of the best books of the year by the New York Times Book Review.. "Funny, extravagant..."

By Mario Vargas Llosa and Helen R. Lane

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Death in the Andes

A Novel

In a remote Andean village, three men have disappeared. Peruvian Army corporal Lituma and his deputy Tomás have been dispatched to investigate, and to guard...

".... . . This is a novel that plumbs the heart of the Americas."--The Washington Post Book World   "Remarkable..."

By Mario Vargas Llosa and Edith Grossman

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The Way to Paradise

A Novel

A New York Times Notable Book Flora Tristán, the illegitimate child of a wealthy Peruvian father and French mother, grows up in poverty and journeys to Peru...

"...international novel, the canvases light up with the glow of his passion." --San Francisco Chronicle "Oddly affecting...an engrossing, sometimes horrifying image of social conditions in France [from] one of the great Latin American novelists." --The New York Times Book Review "With matchless empathy and insight..."

By Mario Vargas Llosa and Natasha Wimmer

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In Praise of the Stepmother

A Novel

With meticulous observation and the seductive skill of a great storyteller, Vargas Llosa lures the reader into the shadow of perversion that, little by little,...

By Mario Vargas Llosa and Helen Lane

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The Language of Passion

Selected Commentary

Internationally acclaimed novelist Mario Vargas Llosa has contributed a biweekly column to Spain’s major newspaper, El País, since 1977. In this...

"...Internationally acclaimed novelist Mario Vargas Llosa has contributed a biweekly column to Spain’s major newspaper, El País, since 1977. In this.... Internationally acclaimed novelist Mario Vargas..."

By Mario Vargas Llosa and Natasha Wimmer

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The Storyteller

A Novel

At a small gallery in Florence, a Peruvian writer happens upon a photograph of a tribal storyteller deep in the jungles of the Amazon. He is overcome with the...

"...and brilliantly so."--The New York Times Book Review "Brilliant . . . A whole culture is contained within..."

By Mario Vargas Llosa and Helen Lane

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Mario Vargas Llosa condenses a lifetime of writing, reading, and thought into an essential manual for aspiring writers. Drawing on the stories and novels of...

"...of Flaubert and Cervantes.” —The New York Times Book Review..."

By Mario Vargas Llosa and Natasha Wimmer

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Mysteries

A Novel

In a Norwegian coastal town, society’s carefully woven threads begin to unravel when an unsettling stranger named Johan Nagel arrives. With an often brutal...

"...In a Norwegian coastal town, society’s carefully woven threads begin to unravel when an unsettling stranger named Johan Nagel arrives. With an often brutal.... In a Norwegian coastal town, society’s carefully woven threads begin to unravel when an unsettling stranger named Johan Nagel arrives. With an often brutal insight into human nature, Nagel draws out the townsfolk, exposing their darkest instincts and suppressed desires. At once arrogant and unassuming, righteous and depraved, Nage..."

By Knut Hamsun, Sven Birkerts, Isaac Bashevis Singer and Gerry Bothmer

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Night

A New Translation From The French By Marion Wiesel Night is Elie Wiesel’s masterpiece, a candid, horrific, and deeply poignant autobiographical account of...

By Marion Wiesel and Elie Wiesel

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Day

A Novel

"Not since Albert Camus has there been such an eloquent spokesman for man." --The New York Times Book Review The publication of Day restores Elie Wiesel’s...

"..."Not since Albert Camus has there been such an eloquent spokesman for man." --The New York Times Book Review The publication of Day restores Elie Wiesel’s.... "Not since Albert Camus has there been such an eloquent spokesman for man." --The New York Times Book Review The publication of Day..."

By Elie Wiesel and Anne Borchardt

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Dawn

A Novel

“The author…has built knowledge into artistic fiction.”—The New York Times Book Review  Elisha is a young Jewish man, a Holocaust survivor, and an Israeli...

"...“The author…has built knowledge into artistic fiction.”—The New York Times Book Review Elisha is a young Jewish man, a Holocaust survivor, and an Israeli.... “The author…has built knowledge into artistic fiction.”—The New York Times Book Review Elisha is a young Jewish man, a Holocaust survivor..."

By Elie Wiesel and Frances Frenaye

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District and Circle

Poems

 Seamus Heaney's new collection starts "In an age of bare hands and cast iron" and ends as "The automatic lock / clunks shut" in the eerie new conditions of a...

".... In their haunted, almost visionary clarity, the poems assay the weight.... District and Circle inhabits..."

Seamus Heaney Seamus Heaney

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Finders Keepers

Selected Prose 1971-2001

A selection of the best of three decades of writing about poetry, a celebration of the “tenacious curiosity” (Los Angeles Times) of the Nobel...

"...A selection of the best of three decades of writing about poetry, a celebration of the “tenacious curiosity” (Los Angeles Times) of the Nobel.... A selection of the best of three decades of writing about poetry, a celebration of the “tenacious curiosity” (Los Angeles Times) of the Nobel laureate..."

Seamus Heaney Seamus Heaney

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Electric Light

Poems

The powerful collection by the bestselling translator of Beowulf In the finland of perch, the fenland of alder, on air That is water, on carpets of Bann...

"...ranges from short takes to conversation poems. The pre-Socratic wisdom that everything flows is held..."

Seamus Heaney Seamus Heaney

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Opened Ground

Selected Poems, 1966-1996

As selected by the author, Opened Ground includes the essential work from Heaney's twelve previous books of poetry, as well as new sequences drawn from two of...

"...of that voice. The book closes with Heaney's Nobel Lecture: "Crediting Poetry.". "[This collection..."

Seamus Heaney Seamus Heaney

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Beethoven Was One-Sixteenth Black

And Other Stories

"You’re not responsible for your ancestry, are you . . . But if that’s so, why have marched under banned slogans, got yourself beaten up by the police,...

"...white male crowd who inhibit transformation of the university from a white intellectuals’ country..."

Nadine Gordimer Nadine Gordimer

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Get a Life

A Novel

Paul Bannerman, an ecologist in South Africa, believes he understands the trajectory of his life, with the usual markers of vocation and marriage. But when...

"...executive. His mother is transformed by the strange state of her son's existence to face her own past..."

Nadine Gordimer Nadine Gordimer

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Loot

And Other Stories

Masterly new fiction from the recipient of the Nobel Prize in Literature A startling new work: ten fictions, each a revelation of our interior lives, each...

"...Masterly new fiction from the recipient of the Nobel Prize in Literature A startling new work: ten..."

Nadine Gordimer Nadine Gordimer

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Living in Hope and History

Notes from Our Century

Internationally celebrated for her novels, Nadine Gordimer has devoted much of her life and fiction to the political struggles of the Third World, the New...

"..., including her Nobel Prize Lecture of 1991.. "Nadine Gordimer [is] one of the grand chroniclers of the era..."

Nadine Gordimer Nadine Gordimer

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