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Former Nobel Laureates React To Winning Literature Prize

The 109th Nobel Prize for Literature will be awarded Thursday morning. The academy is known for its cloak-and-dagger methods to prevent leaks about its choice. NPR has a look at past winners and their reactions to winning.

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Corrected: November 1, 2016 at 12:00 AM EDT
In this story we incorrectly identify the voice in the William Faulkner acceptance speech as Faulkner himself. It was actually a performance of the speech by William Lasseter.