Well-known Writers Who Didn't Win the Nobel

W.H. Auden (possibly because he'd intimated that Dag Hammerskjold, then UN Secretary General, was gay)
Jorge Luis Borges (apparently because of his political views)
Joseph Conrad

Isak Dinesen
Lawrence Durrell
Robert Frost
Graham Greene

Henrik Ibsen
Henry James
James Joyce
Franz Kafka
Vladimir Nabokov (scandalously, Nabokov was shunned in favor of Eyvind Johnson and Harry Martinson, both members of the prize-nominating Swedish Academy)
Marcel Proust
Rainer Maria Rilke
Leo Tolstoy
Mark Twain
Virginia Woolf