Nobel Prize in Literature

Abdulrazak Gurnah during the Edinburgh International Book Festival 2017.

Nobel Prize winner Abdulrazak Gurnah: An introduction to the man and his writing


The power in Gurnah’s writing lies in his ability to complicate the Manichean divisions of enemies and friends, writes Lizzy Attree, co-founder of the Mabati-Cornell Kiswahili Prize for African Literature.

Writer Olga Tokarczuk appears at a book fair.

Olga Tokarczuk destined to win Nobel Prize, says Jennifer Croft, her translator

People gather in Stortorget square in Stockholm showing support for former Academy member and Permanent Secretary Sara Danius who stepped down last week.

Nobel Literature prize award postponed amid turmoil over sex scandal

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Arts, Culture & Media

Nobel Prize controversy

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Nobel Prize Winner Mario Molina is Sounding the Alarm Again

In Mexico City, when one person here talks about sustainability, people really listen. Dr.  Mario Molina won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1995 for his work exposing the effects of chlorofluorocarbons on the environment.  CFCs from aerosol products were threatening the planet and he sounded the alarm.   Today, Molina is trying to help save Mexico City […]

Nobel Peace Prize Awarded to European Union

The Norwegian Nobel Committee  awarded  the Nobel Peace Prize to the  European Union  this morning for its success in turning a continent marked by war to one of peace. The award comes at an odd time, since Europe is experiencing significant financial strain and political tension. Steve Evans, a correspondent with the BBC, explains the significance of this choice, […]

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Tomas Tranströmer wins Nobel Prize for literature

Arts, Culture & Media

Patrik Henry Bass, Takeaway contributor and senior editor at Essence magazine, talks about Tranströmer’s work and influence

The World

Out of stock

You might be out of luck if you check your local bookstore for works by the winner of this year’s Nobel Prize for Literature; Anchor Marco Werman tells us what happened when one of The World’s staffers called around to some of the major US bookstores.

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German author wins Nobel

Conflict & Justice

Herta M�ller has been awarded the Nobel prize for literature. The Romanian born author is renowned for her books based on life under the harsh regime of the dictator Ceausescu. M�ller was born in 1953 in Romania. Jeb Sharp profiles the German author.