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Nobel Prize Literature

On Teaching the Work of Alice Munro

Daniel Pena | Posted 01.23.2014 | Books
Daniel Pena

Alice Munro's writing, like all great writing, teaches us to be human. It engages big questions in small spaces: What does it mean to be regional? What does it mean to be Canadian? What does it mean to be a mother? What does it mean to be betrayed?

Alice Munro Wins Nobel Prize In Literature

Posted 01.23.2014 | Books

Canadian author Alice Munro won the 2013 Nobel Prize In Literature on Thursday for "her finely tuned storytelling." The prize, awarded by the Royal...

A Glorious Voice-Seamus Heaney

Lorie Karnath | Posted 11.09.2013 | Arts
Lorie Karnath

hen the world lost Seamus Heaney, so departed among its most glorious of voices. While the gift of his written voice will continue to live on indefinitely, the expressively inspiring tones of the poet's physical sound have sadly been extinguished.

The Dragon Goes Gangnam: China Celebrates the Nobel Prize for Literature

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 01.07.2013 | World
Preetam Kaushik

In 2010 the Nobel Prize for Literature was given to Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo, who is serving an 11-year sentence for his pro-democracy views. Officials in China went into a fit of rage. But 2012 saw the Prize go to Mo Yan, an important member of Communist Party.

Chinese Noble Prize-Winner Steps Into Political Minefield

AP | CHRISTOPHER BODEEN | Posted 10.12.2012 | World

BEIJING -- China's newly named Nobel laureate for literature expressed hope Friday that an imprisoned Chinese winner of the Nobel Peace Prize will be ...

Chinese Noble Prize-Winner Steps Into Political Minefield | Posted 12.12.2012 | World

BEIJING -- Mo Yan, the new Nobel laureate who has strenuously avoided antagonizing the Communist Party during much of his career, stepped into a polit...

Literature Nobel Prize Announced This Week

AP | Posted 12.08.2012 | Books

STOCKHOLM — The Swedish Academy says it will reveal the winner of the Nobel Prize in literature on Thursday, completing the schedule of this yea...

Should J.K. Rowling Win The Nobel Prize?

| Posted 01.13.2012 | Books

By Jeff O’Neal for BookRiot Last week, it came out that in 1961, C.S. Lewis nominated J.R.R. Tolkien for the Nobel Prize in Literature and that T...

How Much Money Do Poets Make?

Madeleine Crum | Posted 12.13.2011 | Books

The chances of making money as a poet are pretty slim - but how slim? The latest issue of New York Magazine puts some numbers on the old cliché with ...

Internet Hoax Has Serb Writer As Nobel Winner

AP | Posted 12.06.2011 | Home

BELGRADE, Serbia -- An internet hoax that falsely trumpeted a Serb as this year's Nobel Literature Prize winner was slick, and down fell the victims: ...

The Winner Of The Nobel Prize For Literature 2011 Is...

Posted 12.06.2011 | Books

A cheer went up in the Swedish Academy as they announced that, for the first time since 1974, one of their fellow countrymen had been awarded the Nobe...

Nobel Jurors Attempt To Broaden Scope Of Prize

AP | By MALIN RISING | Posted 12.05.2011 | Books

STOCKHOLM -- The Nobel literature jury has hired more experts to review work by authors writing in non-European languages in an attempt to broaden the...

Placing Bets On The Nobel: Who's The Front Runner?

1 July 2011 Archive | Posted 08.31.2011 | Books

True, there are only roughly 100 days left until they announce who gets the 2011 Nobel Prize in Literature, but it's pretty early in the season for th...

Nobel Literature Jurors Accused Of Prize Biases

AP | By IAN MacDOUGALL | Posted 06.14.2011 | Books

PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- The Swedish panel that awards the Nobel Prize for Literature isn't biased toward European writers or against American writers, a m...

Why Are US Literary Laureates Only Poets? Why Not a Dramatist?

Lauren Gunderson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Lauren Gunderson

The country that invented musical theater should have a representational dramatist in its highest official center of literature.

V. S. Naipaul's "Gloomy Clarity" About Africa and Himself (AUDIO)

Christopher Lydon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Christopher Lydon

V. S. Naipaul, in the winter of his long writing life, doesn't disguise his melancholy or his frailty. Still, his inquisitorial eye and his magic with a prose sentence have not abandoned him, nor the organ tones of his mesmerizing voice.

Should African Author Ngugi wa Thiong'o Have Won The Nobel Prize For Literature?

The Guardian | Zoe Norridge | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

It's easy to see how the confusion might have arisen. Ngugi has dedicated his life to describing, satirising and destabilising the corridors of power....

Elie Wiesel, Barack Obama, Nelson Mandela

The Huffington Post | Sammy Perlmutter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Orhan Pamuk, Toni Morrison, Seamus Heaney, Saul Bellow, Pablo Neruda ... all great authors honored by the Nobel Committee with a Nobel Prize in Litera...

Nobel Jury Selects Lit Prize Winner

AP | KARL RITTER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

STOCKHOLM — The Swedish Academy has selected the winner of the 2010 Nobel Prize in literature and will announce the decision next week after a f...

Literary Prize | Alison Flood | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

After 13 years rewarding novelists and playwrights, the odds are strong that this year's Nobel prize for literature will go to a poet -- at least acco...


AP | HILLEL ITALIE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The judges, apparently, could not help themselves. Just two days after a Nobel Prize official worried the literature committee was too "Eurocentric,"...

Herta Mueller Wins Nobel Prize In Literature

The Huffington Post | Jessie Kunhardt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The 2009 Nobel Prize in Literature was awarded this morning to Herta Müller, a Romanian-born German poet and novelist, "who," stated the Swedish Acad...

Nobel Author Herta Mueller: Her Personal Struggle Against Dictatorship

AP | MALIN RISING | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

STOCKHOLM — The 2009 Nobel literature prize winner Herta Mueller said Monday she started writing when it was no longer possible to use spoken wo...

Mary Chapin Carpenter Returns to the Stage and Talks about Eudora Welty, Inspiration, and Bonding

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Georgianne Nienaber

Five-time Grammy winner, Mary Chapin Carpenter is still raving about the experience she had performing with Kate Campbell, Claire Holley and Caroline Herring at the Eudora Welty Centennial Concert.

How to Win the Nobel Prize in Literature

Bradley W. Bloch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Bradley W. Bloch

The Nobel Prize in Literature is just one example of a larger and more interesting phenomenon: how elite gate-keeping institutions are influenced by personal connections.