Horace Engdahl hands over the Nobel literature prize to Austrian Elfriede Jelinek in Vienna.
Horace Engdahl (L), Permanent Secretary of the Swedish Acadamy, hands over the Nobel Literature Prize to Austrian novelist and playwright Elfriede Jelinek in the Swedish embassy in Vienna December 17, 2004. Jelinek, 58, won the 2004 Nobel Prize for Literature for her novels and plays that starkly depict violence against women, explore sexuality and condemn far-right politics in Europe. She is the first Austrian and ninth woman to win literatures highest accolade. REUTERS/Robert Jaeger/Pool HPB/JV