AP PHOTOS: Notable Nobel Literature winners from the past

FILE – In this Oct. 25, 1962 file photo, John Steinbeck talks to media in the office of his publisher in New York after the announcement he had been awarded the 1962 Nobel Prize in Literature. Steinbeck, best-remembered for his Great Depression tale “The Grapes of Wrath,” was awarded the prize “for his realistic and imaginative writings, combining as they do sympathetic humour and keen social perception.” This year’s winner is due to be announced on Thursday Oct. 5, 2016. (AP Photo/Anthony Camerano, File)


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