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05/20/2013 08:16 am ET

Eleven Tactics To Keep Your Reading Choice A Secret

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Over on the Literary Saloon Michael Orthofer discusses the secrecy with which the Nobel committee must read over the works that have been nominated, lest the names of those under consideration leak out. The list of nominees is down to five at the moment, but the committee strives to keep those names close for fifty years, presumably until those who were considered but not chosen are beyond the point of aggrievement or embarrassment or life, generally.

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