Patrick Victor Martindale White, first Oceanian to receive Nobel Prize in Literature

First Oceanian presented the Nobel Prize in Literature was in 1973

Patrick Victor Martindale White, an Australian Novelist was presented with the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1973.

Quote: “for an epic and psychological narrative art which has introduced a new continent into literature.”

Additional Information:

  • Patrick White: Biographical
    I was born on May 28th 1912 in Knightsbridge, London, to Australian parents. Victor White was then forty-two, his wife, Ruth Withycombe, ten years younger.
  • Patrick White: Facts
    Prize motivation: “for an epic and psychological narrative art which has introduced a new continent into literature”
  • Patrick White: Bibliography
    Works in English
  • Patrick White: Banquet Speech
    As the Laureate was unable to be present at the Nobel Banquet at the City Hall in Stockholm, December 10, 1973, the speech was read by M. Sidney Nolan
  • Patrick White – Wikipedia
    Patrick Victor Martindale White (28 May 1912 – 30 September 1990) was an Australian writer who is widely regarded as one of the most important English-language novelists of the 20th century.
  • Biography – Patrick Victor (Paddy) White – Australian Dictionary of …
    Patrick Victor Martindale White (1912-1990), author, was born on 28 May 1912 in London, elder child of New South Wales-born Victor (Dick) Martindale White, grazier, and his wife Ruth, née Withycombe, born in England but of a New South Wales family.
  • Patrick White | Australian author |
    Patrick White, in full Patrick Victor Martindale White (born May 28, 1912, London, England—died September 30, 1990, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia), Australian novelist and playwright who won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1973.
      December 10th 1973
      Patrick Victor Martindale White
      Australian Novelist

Patrick Victor Martindale White


      May 28, 1912, Knightsbridge, London, United Kingdom
      September 30, 1990, Sydney, Australia
      Manoly Lascaris (1912–2003)

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