This year's winner is JM Coetzee:
Coetzee becomes the fourth African writer since 1980 to win the prestigious award.

In its citation, the academy said his novels were characterised by their well-craft composition, pregnant dialogue and analytical brilliance.

"But at the same time, he is a scrupulous doubter, ruthless in his criticism of the cruel rationalism and cosmetic morality of western civilisation," it said.

I haven't read a single one of his books. In fact, of the list of winners they have in the article, which goes back to 1994, the only one I've read is Jose Saramago.