The Englishman, finest known for The Jungle Book, was forty one years old when he was awarded the Literature Prize in 1907. The oldest literature laureate is Doris Lessing, who received the prize in 2007 at the age of 87.
“What Do You Want?” by Adam Faith at 1 minute 35 seconds is the shortest. The lowest weekly sale for a number one single is 17,694 copies held by Orson’s “No Tomorrow” in 2006.
Lê Ðức Thọ was awarded the 1973 Nobel Peace Prize jointly with US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger for negotiating the Vietnam peace settlement. Le Duc Tho said he was not able to accept the Nobel Peace Prize, as a result of scenario in Vietnam. Jean-Paul Sartre, awarded the 1964 Nobel Prize in Literature, declined the award because he had constantly declined all official honours. Rudyard Kipling is the youngest literature laureate so far.