"I would rather live my life as if there is a God and die to find out there isn't, than live my life as if there isn't and die to find out there is." - Albert Camus (1913 - 1960) - French author, journalist, and philosopher - Awarded The Nobel Prize in Literature 1957
Suspended Sentences - Patrick Modiano's books are relatively unknown outside his native France, but his portrayals of wartime France and the 1960s read like black-and-white photographs—haunting, wistful, and unforgettable. Read more: http://www.oprah.com/book/Suspended-Sentences?editors_pick_id=54709#ixzz3JRwak8zR
Alexandr Solzhenitsyn | Nobel Prize 1970: For the ethical force with which he has pursued the indispensable traditions of Russian literature | "If only it were all so simple! If only there were evil people somewhere insidiously committing evil deeds, and it were necessary only to separate them from the rest of us and destroy them. But the line dividing good and evil cuts through the heart of every human being. And who is willing to destroy a piece of his own heart?" - The Gulag Archipelago
Alice Munro (Nobel Prize in Literature 2013) (b. 1931) is a Canadian author writing in English. Munro's work has been described as having revolutionized the architecture of short stories, especially in its tendency to move forward and backward in time.