7 Nobel Speeches by 7 Great Writers

I came across this terrific site today. It has recordings of the Nobel acceptance speeches of William Faulkner, Bertrand Russell, Ernest Hemingway, John Steinbeck, V.S. Naipaul, Orhan Pamuk, and Mario Vargas Llosa. Yes, I know they’re all on youtube, but it’s nice to have them collected together.

Some are as you’d expect: Hemingway delivering simple, powerful messages using simple, powerful language. Others are a pleasant surprise: V. S. Naipaul – a legendary misanthrope – giving a jaunty, joke-filled acceptance speech. Each speech is just a couple of minutes long.



There’s lots more to see on this site, including some great lectures. Roam around and enjoy.

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