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S.J. Agnon, Prominent Hebrew Author, Proposed for 1965 Nobel Prize

Shmuel Joseph Halevi Agnon, of Israel, one of the most prominent Hebrew authors of the contemporary era, and the winner several times of the coveted Bialik Prize for literature, was high on the list today for possible selection as the winner of the 1965 Nobel Prize in literature, it was learned here today.

The year’s Nobel laureate in literature is to be announced Friday, but the deliberations of the Swedish Academy, which picks the winner in the field of literature, are clothed in more than usual secrecy this year. Other writers reported among the leading candidates for the prize are the British-American poet and critic, W. H. Auden; and two Russian authors, Mikhail Sholokhov and Konstantin Paustovsky.