Greg wrote:"The Nobel Prize in Literature for 2018 is awarded to the Polish author
'for a narrative imagination that with encyclopedic passion represents the crossing of boundaries as a form of life.'
The Nobel Prize in Literature for 2019 is awarded to the Austrian author
'for an influential work that with linguistic ingenuity has explored the periphery and the specificity of human experience.'"
The Nobel Committee was unable to present the 2018 award in 2018 as it was dealing with a sex scandal, so, it presented both the 2018 and 2019 awards today. Handke co-wrote the screenplay with Wim Wenders for his film Wings Of Desire.
I am also not familiar with any of them, but they were surely in some prediction lists:
https://lithub.com/here-are-the-bookies ... iterature/
Out of the list, I am familiar only with Murakami and obviously Kundera. Anne Carson seems like an author to check.
I've read some things about Tocarkzuc and I am most intrigued by her novel "Flights". I think I am going to look for it.
The Peter Handke choice proved to be quite controversial.