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13 Women Who have Won the Nobel Prize in Literature

Selma Lagerlöf, the first woman writer to be awarded a Nobel Prize in literature, receives the Prize from the hands of the Swedish monarch Gustav V. (llustration by Svenska Dagbladet)


Since it was International Women’s Day just a couple days ago, we figured it would be most appropriate to appreciate the women of Literature. What we found was that only 13 women have won the Nobel Prize for Literature until date.
The Nobel Prize in Literature is an award given annually by the Swedish Academy to an author (from any country) who has produced “in the field of literature the most outstanding work in an ideal direction”.

8 Famous Cats in Literature

The other day I talked about dogs, – dogs as characters in stories and even dogs as narrators of stories. But what about other animals? What about cats? Are there a lot of famous cats in literature? Do they play prominent roles?

With these questions in my mind, I thought I’d do some digging around and research to find notable cats in literary history. I didn’t find a few but rather quite a few!

However out of the rather long list, I’ve selected 7 cats who I remember from books over the years…

8 Books for Dog Lovers

Last week I talked about 8 of my most beloved dogs in literature, but dogs are sometimes more than just characters. Sometimes they are the narrators, main characters and the heros of the story.

Writing from another person’s point of view is difficult as it is, but the challenge really gets intense when you try to write from a dog’s perspective. Writing a story from the view point of a dog requires the author to not only have an intense love of dogs I think, but also a deep understanding of them, their behavior, their mind; it takes a lot of time, study and observation to get their voice right.

Here are some books you just shouldn’t pass up if you are a dog lover…

8 of My Most Loved Dogs in Literature

I have dogs on my mind this week. One of my dogs is ill and I can’t seem to see or think beyond dogs for now, so I figured I might as well write about them this week. 🙂

Before I got any dogs of my own, over the years I fell in love with so many dogs I met in books and stories. They stole my heart with their naughtiness, courage, strength and loyalty. They each had personality and oh, how it shone through.

Here are eight dogs I have loved over the years…