7 Controversial Nobel Prize-Winning Writers, From Bob Dylan to Dario Fo (Photos)
Many laureates have drawn jeers after their wins were announced
It may be literature's greatest honor, but the Nobel Prize has sometimes drawn negative attention to writers as well as praise.
Some critics claim
the 2016 Nobel winner was undeserving because his songs contain unattributed work from others.
The English playwright was slammed
for his left-wing politics and sometimes scatological point of view.
One Nobel member was so upset
about the consideration given to this "chaotic and pornographic" Austrian writer that he refused to participate in the deliberations.
The German novelist's win failed to impress
Entertainment Weekly, which called her "another obscure Nobel Prize literature winner."
Mario Vargas Llosa
The Peruvian writer has made more than a few enemies for his outspoken
political views, especially concerning Latin American governments.
No surprise here -- the dissident writer made no fans
among the Soviet leaders he relentlessly criticized.
The Italian writer made fun of the Catholic Church, which was not amused; when he won the Nobel, a Vatican newspaper called
him the author of "questionable works."