Horwitz’s publisher, Penguin Press, said Horwitz had died of an apparent heart attack.
The national laureate also welcomes news that a non-Malay is among those shortlisted for the award.
The PKR president says he accepted the invitation to attend the 33rd Sastera Kumpulan Utusan prize presentation ceremony with an open heart.
Oz is known as one of the earliest and most forceful critics of Israel's occupation of Palestinian lands captured in the Six-Day War of 1967.
Strayed says storytelling has been her strongest weapon in the fight for gender equality.
The crisis over the charges against Jean-Claude Arnault prompted some members of the Swedish Academy to quit and forced it to cancel this year's literature prize.
Here are five things to know about the Nobel Literature Prize.
The institution again found itself in controversy, this time in the eye of the #MeToo hurricane.
Murakami grateful for nomination, but says he wants to 'concentrate on writing, away from media attention'.
Vidiadhar Surajprasad Naipaul wrote more than 30 books and won the Nobel Literature Prize in 2001.
The 77-year-old Nobel Laureate was in fine form, singing mostly from behind a black grand piano and switching later to his trademark harmonica.
The writer, who spends much of his time in the United States, has a cult following for his sometimes surreal works peppered with references to pop culture, which have been translated into some 40 languages.
Lulled by the gentle cries of seagulls in the distance, flocks of readers have been heading to the book-filled beach huts that authorities have opened along the coast of Normandy in northern France and elsewhere.
The novelist, who spent a decade exiled by the Soviet authorities, was best known for his series of satirical novels about a hapless Soviet soldier called Ivan Chonkin.
Swedish intellectuals have joined forces to form a new prize-giving body in protest after the Swedish Academy was plunged into crisis over its long-standing ties to a man accused of assaulting several women.
The appeal of Netflix has caused overall book readership to decline.
Anne Frank once taped over two pages in her diary with brown sticky paper, leaving a small puzzle as to what material the Jewish teenager, who had no idea of how famous her diary would later become, wanted to exclude.
The Swedish Academy is to announce on Friday whether or not it may postpone the 2018 Nobel Literature Prize, its administrative director has said, after it plunged into a crisis over links to a man accused of sexual assault.
The economic crime is the second scandal to have befallen the Swedish Academy in the last week, after Jean-Claude Arnault was accused of sexual assault.
Nasrallah was awarded the International Prize for Arab Fiction for his novel "The Second War of the Dog".
Every nominee for the Man Booker International Prize was published by an independent publisher.
Wu Ming-yi will protest to the organiser of the Man Booker International Prize for changing his nationality to "Taiwan, China".
Scooter LaForge's exhibition "The Odyssey" is inspired by and named after Homer's literary work.
In a surprising move, David Grossman was awarded the Israel Prize.
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