You know what they say: “It’s an honor just to be nominated.”

This week, the Swedish Academy — the group responsible for selecting the Nobel Prize for Literature — released the list of nominees who were in the running for 1965’s prize. As a rule, the Academy keeps the list of prize nominees confidential for 50 years before releasing the information to the public

Included in the batch of 90 nominees are some of the most distinguished writers in history: W.H. Auden, Samuel Beckett, Jorge Luis Borges, E.M. Forster, Pablo Neruda, Vladimir Nabokov and Ezra Pound, just to name a few. Read more…

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