Nobel Prize for literature: This year’s favorites

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RH Acquires Three Books by New Nobel Laureate Alexievich

Publishers Weekly – 2015-11-17

The English translation of 'Second-hand Time' will publish in summer 2016, while 'War's Unwomanly Face' and 'Last Witnesses' will be released in 2017.

International Bestsellers: Nobel Laureate Alexievich Tops Swedish List

Publishers Weekly – 2016-01-22

Bestseller lists from France, Italy, and Sweden, where Svetlana Alexievich was the #1 nonfiction title in December.

Ferrante and Nobel Prize winners on Man Booker International longlist

The Bookseller – 2016-03-10

The longlist for the Man Booker International Prize 2016 has been revealed, including two Nobel Prize winners, two previous finalists and two debut authors. 

Hungarian Nobel Literature Prize winner Imre Kertesz dies

Yahoo! News – 2016-03-31

Hungarian author Nobel Literature Prize winner Imre Kertesz has died aged 86 early Thursday in Budapest after a long illness, his publisher said. The Holocaust survivor, who won the Nobel in 2002,...

Nobel prize winners and stocking fillers – 65 years in the murky waters of London publishing

The Guardian – 2016-04-02

Ernest Hecht set up Souvenir Press from his bedroom in 1951. Now, following the death of Lord Weidenfeld, he is the last of the group of remarkable Jewish émigrés who transformed postwar British...

Russia’s Yasnaya Polyana Prize Longlist Includes Four Nobel Laureates

Publishing Perspectives – 2016-04-08

Established in 2003 by the estate of Leo Tolstoy and the Samsung Corporation, the Yasnaya Polyana Literary Prize has a 31-title international longlist. The post Russia’s Yasnaya Polyana Prize...

Nobel winner Alexievich longlisted for Baillie Gifford Prize

The Bookseller – 2016-09-22

The winner of the 2015 Nobel Prize in Literature, Svetlana Alexievich, is among the names on the 2016 longlist for the Baillie Gifford Prize (formerly the Samuel Johnson Prize).

Studies on the perils of polyester underwear and the personality of rocks win Ig Nobel Prizes

Los Angeles Times – 2016-09-23

Not every scientific study can be about weighty topics, like gravity waves or gene editing. Sometimes you can gain a true scientific insight by discovering that mammals of vastly different sizes...

Nobel Literature Prize announcement pushed back to Oct. 13

Yahoo! News – 2016-09-30

Good things come to those who wait, and the saying may ring true for the next Nobel literature laureate as the prize will be announced on October 13, a little later than usual, the Swedish Academy...

Speculation abounds ahead of Nobel Literature Prize

Yahoo! News – 2016-10-11

Literary circles are abuzz with speculation ahead of Thursday's Nobel Literature Prize announcement, with award watchers suggesting this year's honours could go to a controversial writer...

27 Tweets That Perfectly Capture How Baffling Bob Dylan's Nobel Prize Win Is

The Huffington Post – 2016-10-13

Every year in the lead-up to the Nobel Prize announcements, a couple of names would circulate with particular feverishness for the prize in literature. Bob Dylan is among them, though many literati...

Internet Reacts to Bob Dylan’s Nobel Prize

Publishers Weekly – 2016-10-13

The Internet proved predictably opinionated upon learning that Bob Dylan had been chosen as the 2016 laureate of the Nobel Prize in Literature.

Bob Dylan Wins Nobel Prize in Literature

Publishers Weekly – 2016-10-13

Songwriter and lyricist Bob Dylan was named the 109th laureate of the Nobel Prize in Literature on October 13, for "having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition."

Bob Dylan's Nobel: 'Yippee! I'm a poet and I know it/Hope I don't blow it'

The Bookseller – 2016-10-14

Liz Thomson says Bob Dylan's Nobel Prize for Literature win is long overdue.

Bob Dylan wins the 2016 Nobel Prize in Literature

The Bookseller – 2016-10-14

Bob Dylan has won the 2016 Nobel Prize in Literature "for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition”. 

Bob Dylan lyrics as literature: First songwriter to win a Nobel Prize

The Christian Science Monitor – 2016-10-14

Bob Dylan: The legendary folk singer and songwriter won the Nobel Prize in Literature, receiving recognition for his poetic lyrics.

US songwriter Bob Dylan wins Nobel Literature Prize

Yahoo! News – 2016-10-13

American music legend Bob Dylan on Thursday won the Nobel Literature Prize, the first songwriter to win the prestigious award and an announcement that stunned prize watchers. Dylan, 75, was honoured...

'The Nobel Academy is breaking its trust with us' by awarding Dylan

The Bookseller – 2016-10-15

Julia Kingsford argues that awarding Bob Dylan the Nobel Prize for Literature is "retrograde".

Bob Dylan's Nobel Prize response at Desert Trip? It's a classic

Los Angeles Times – 2016-10-16

Even the honor of the Nobel Prize for Literature bestowed Thursday on Bob Dylan wasn’t enough to prompt rock’s most revered songwriter to upend his modus operandi. Or was it?  At his Friday...

Bob Dylan breaks silence over Nobel Prize win

The Bookseller – 2016-11-01

Bob Dylan has broken his silence over winning the 2016 Nobel Prize in Literature, saying he will attend the ceremony “if possible”.

Bob Dylan will not attend Nobel ceremony

The Bookseller – 2016-11-18

Bob Dylan will not be attending the Nobel Prize Ceremony in Sweden to collect his award, the Swedish Academy has revealed.

Bob Dylan 'never imagined' winning Nobel Prize for Literature

The Bookseller – 2016-12-13

Bob Dylan has said that it is “truly beyond words” to have been awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature.

Bob Dylan finally to accept Nobel Prize for Literature this weekend

The Bookseller – 2017-03-30

Bob Dylan will formally accept the Nobel Prize for Literature this weekend, following months of speculation over whether this would happen. 

Trump plans likely to aggravate U.S. inequality: Nobel winner Deaton

Yahoo! News – 2017-05-14

By William Schomberg BARI, Italy (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump's economic policies risk creating growth that mostly benefits the rich and aggravates income inequality in the United States,...

UPDATE 1-Hedge fund Elliott becomes Akzo Nobel's largest shareholder

Reuters – 2017-06-09

AMSTERDAM, June 9 (Reuters) - Hedge fund Elliott Advisors has become Dutch paint maker Akzo Nobel's largest shareholder by increasing its stake to at least 5 percent, according to a filing published...

China should lift restrictions on Liu Xiaobo's widow: Nobel committee

Yahoo! News – 2017-07-14

The Norwegian Nobel Committee, which awards the Nobel Peace Prize, said on Friday it was "deeply worried" about the situation of Liu Xia, the widow of Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo, after his death on...

Nobel Prizes Should Reward Science, Not Scientists

Slate – 2017-10-04

This story originally appeared on Massive and has been republished with permission. Massive publishes science stories by scientists—subscribe to their newsletter and follow them on Facebook...

Princeton UP author in Nobel physics win

The Bookseller – 2017-10-04

Princeton University Press has extended “hearty congratulations” to its author Kip S Thorne, who has been named one of the winners of the Nobel Prize in Physics for 2017.

2 Caltech scientists share Nobel Prize in physics for gravitational wave discoveries

Los Angeles Times – 2017-10-04

In 1975, physicists Kip Thorne and Rainer Weiss visited Washington, D.C., for a NASA meeting and wound up sharing a hotel room. One was a theorist from Caltech; the other an experimentalist from MIT....

Kazuo Ishiguro, Japan-born British novelist, wins Nobel Prize

CBC – 2017-10-05

Novelist Kazuo Ishiguro, known for books including The Remains of the Day and Never Let Me Go, has been awarded the 2017 Nobel Prize for Literature.

Ishiguro wins the Nobel Prize in Literature

The Bookseller – 2017-10-06

Kazuo Ishiguro has won the 2017 Nobel Prize in Literature for his novels of "great emotional force".

Kazuo Ishiguro wins Nobel Prize in Literature

The Christian Science Monitor – 2017-10-06

The Nobel judges described Ishiguro as a mix of Jane Austen and Franz Kafka, with 'a little bit of Marcel Proust.'

Kazuo Ishiguro Wins the 2017 Nobel Prize For Literature

Yahoo! News – 2017-10-05

British novelist Kazuo Ishiguro has won the 2017 Nobel Prize for Literature

‘I Didn’t Believe It’: Responses to Kazuo Ishiguro’s Win of the Nobel Prize

Publishing Perspectives – 2017-10-06

Surprise–for Kazuo Ishiguro and industry–mixes with reassurance as the Swedish Academy returns to more traditional interpretations of the literature Nobel. The post ‘I Didn’t Believe...

Outsiders challenge Chicago school for Nobel economics prize

Yahoo! News – 2017-10-09

The 2017 Nobel season wraps up Monday with the economics prize, which could this year honour fields rarely awarded by the committee, such as development economics or French economist Esther Duflo's...

Kazuo Ishiguro Wins Nobel Prize in Literature 2017

Publishers Weekly – 2017-10-05

In its citation, the Swedish Academy commended Ishiguro as an author "who, in novels of great emotional force, has uncovered the abyss beneath our illusory sense of connection with the world."

Nobel Peace Prize winners warn nuclear war is 'a tantrum away'

Yahoo! News – 2017-12-10

Mankind's destruction caused by a nuclear war is just one "impulsive tantrum away", the winners of the Nobel Peace Prize, the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), warned on...

Nobel prizewinner Claude Simon's book rejected by 19 publishers in fan experiement

Stuff – 2017-12-14

French author Claude Simon may have won the 1985 Nobel prize for literature, but according to a recent experiment he would not be published today.

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