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Pearl Buck (1892-1973), writer, civil rights activist, winner 1938 Nobel Prize in Literature. Born Hillsboro, West Virginia to missionary parents. Taken to China at 3 months old. Graduated Randolph-Macon Woman's College, Lynchburg, VA, Phi Beta Kappa, 1914. Masters from Cornell University in 1925. In 1949, outraged that existing adoption services considered Asian and mixed-race children unadoptable, Buck established Welcome House, Inc., the first international, interracial adoption agency.

Pearl S. Buck - Nobel Prize in Literature 1938 "for her rich and truly epic descriptions of peasant life in China and for her biographical masterpieces" Read her beautifully written book, The Good Earth.

The Nobel Prize in Literature 1993: Toni Morrison. Prize motivation: "who in novels characterized by visionary force and poetic import, gives life to an essential aspect of American reality"

The Nobel Prize in Literature Toni Morrison. Prize motivation: "who in novels characterized by visionary force and poetic import, gives life to an essential aspect of American reality"

Pearl S. Buck (1892-1973) was an American writer who spent most of her time until 1934 in China.  Long before it was considered fashionable or politically safe to do so, Buck challenged the American public on topics such as racism, sex discrimination and the plight of the thousands of babies born to Asian women left behind and unwanted wherever American soldiers were based in Asia. During her life Buck combined the multiple careers of wife, mother, author, editor and political activist

Pearl Buck, novelist, at 68 renewed her relationship with 87 year old William Ernest Hocking, philosopher

Selma Lagerlöf - Nobel prize winner in Litterature

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Simone de Beauvoir.  She had a relationship with Sartre.  You can see why.

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Dorothy Hodgkin OM, FRS 1910 - 1994 Awarded the Nobel prize for chemistry Dorothy Hodgkin work on critical discoveries of the structure of both penicillin and later insulin. These discoveries led to significant improvements in health care. An outstanding chemist Dorothy also devoted a large section of her life to the peace movement and promoting nuclear disarmament.

Dorothy Mary Hodgkin, OM, FRS May 1910 – 29 July née Crowfoot, was a British biochemist, credited with the development of protein crystallography. She was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in

Pearl Buck (1892-1973) born in W. Virginia, grew up in China w missionary parents & became an author, artist & humanitarian. She wrote The Good Earth, won a Pulitzer & is known "for her rich & truly epic descriptions of peasant life in China & for her biographical masterpieces, millions gained an appreciation for the Chinese through Buck's writings.” She set up agencies for orphaned Asian-American children & the retarded & had incredible wisdom about life, which was seen in her books & life.

We revisit the history of writer, Pearl Buck, that looks at her catapulting into international celebrity and wealth overnight from obscurity and semi-poverty.

Selma Lagerlöf 1928. Foto: Atelje Jaeger, Stockholm. Klik på billedet for at se et billede af Lagerlöfs hjem Mårbacka.

Selma Lagerlöf first female to win the Nobel prize and most widely known for her children's book Nils Holgerssons underbara resa genom Sverige (The Wonderful Adventures of Nils). Selma Lagerlöf was herself active as a speaker for the Woman's Suffrage.

Rabindranath Tagore (May 7, 1861 - August 7, 1941) Indian poet and writer (and winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1913).

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Katherine Anne Porter (1890 - 1980) was a Pulitzer Prize-winning American journalist, essayist, short story writer, novelist, and political activist

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an author on my tbr list: Octavia Butler --- (June 22, 1947 – February 24, 2006) was an American science fiction writer. A recipient of both the Hugo and Nebula awards, Butler was one of the best-known African-American women in the field. In 1995, she bec

Five Women Writers Tougher Than Hemingway

Octavia Butler (June 1947 - February was an American science fiction writer. A recipient of both the Hugo and Nebula awards, Butler was one of the best-known African-American women in the field of science fiction writers.

Irène Joliot-Curie (1897 – 1956) was a French scientist, the daughter of Marie and Pierre Curie.  She was awarded the Nobel Prize for chemistry in 1935 for the discovery of artificial radioactivity. This made the Curies the family with the most Nobel laureates to date.  She died of leukemia from accumulated radiation exposure.

Irène Joliot-Curie French scientist, the daughter of Marie and Pierre Curie and the wife of Frédéric Joliot-Curie. Jointly with her husband, Joliot-Curie was awarded the Nobel Prize for chemistry in 1935 for their discovery of artificial radioactivity.

Ernest Hemingway and F.Scott Fitzgerald Meet and Go On A Trip, Paris 1925

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The Nobel Prize in Literature 2004: Elfriede Jelinek. Prize motivation: "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�s and their subjugating power"

Elfriede Jelinek - The Nobel Prize in Literature 2004 was awarded to "for her musical flow of voices and counter-voices in novels and plays that with extraordinary linguistic zeal reveal the absurdity of society's clichés and their subjugating power".

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