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Algerian born writer Albert Camus won the Nobel Prize for literature in part due to his embrace of existentialism in books like The Stranger.
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Algerian born writer Albert Camus, born 1917, would win a Nobel Prize in Literature for his works on existentialism and human alienation. Though he was known mostly for books, like The Stranger, he also wrote plays that are still respected in the Theater of the Absurd. Camus, a natural for philosophy, was able to transition themes from his fiction into an essay titled, "The Myth of Sisyphus."
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