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January 07, 2012

Secrets of the 1961 Nobel

The Nobel Prize in Literature is one of the greatest honors that can be bestowed upon an author, and many writers can only dream of being considered for the prize. This article provides us with some fascinating insight into the Nobel Prize in Literature awarded in 1961. Who would have thought that author J.R.R. Tolkien would have been passed up because his works did not meet the standard? Or that poet Robert Frost was considered too elderly to receive the prize? Read the article and discover other interesting facts about the behind the scenes decisions made for the 1961 Nobel Prize in Literature. Enjoy! :)