Mother Goose Nursery Rhymes

First publishing of Mother Goose nursery rhymes, Mother Goose's Melody: or Sonnets for the Cradle, was published in London, England, in 1781 by Continue reading

First Children’s Fiction Book Published

John Newbery published a children's fiction book, The History of Little Goody Two-Shoes; or, Continue reading

Gilgamesh

Gilgamesh was a historical king of the Sumerian city-state of Uruk, a major hero in ancient Mesopotamian mythology, and the protagonist of the Epic of Gilgamesh, an epic poem written in Akkadian during the late second millennium BC. Continue reading

Wole Soyinka, first African to receive Nobel Prize in Literature

First African presented the Nobel Prize in Literature was in 1986
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Patrick Victor Martindale White, first Oceanian to receive Nobel Prize in Literature

First Oceanian presented the Nobel Prize in Literature was in 1973
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Shmuel Yosef Agnon, first Middle Easterner to receive Nobel Prize in Literature

First Middle East presented the Nobel Prize in Literature was in 1966
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Gabriela Mistral, first Latin American to receive Nobel Prize in Literature

First Latin American presented the Nobel Prize in Literature was in 1945
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Sinclair Lewis, first North American to receive Nobel Prize in Literature

First North America presented the Nobel Prize in Literature was in 1930
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Rabindranath Tagore, first Asian to receive Nobel Prize in Literature

First Asian presented the Nobel Prize in Literature was in 1913
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Selma Ottilia Lovisa Lagerlöf, first Woman to receive Nobel Prize in Literature

First Woman presented the Nobel Prize in Literature was in 1909
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