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Nobel Prize for Literature

2 days ago
British novelist Abdulrazak Gurnah on Monday received his medal as winner of this year's Nobel Prize for Literature, in a brief ceremony held in London due to the coronavirus pandemic.
13 Oct
Winning the Nobel Prize for Literature puts a global spotlight on a writer who has often not been given full recognition by other prizes, or whose work has been neglected in translation
7 Aug 2019
Toni Morrison, the first African American woman to win the Nobel Prize for Literature, has died. The author of seminal works of literature on the black experience such as Beloved...
13 Oct 2018
Coming after the annoucement that the Nobel Prize in Literature would not be awarded in 2018, the New Academy shared that they would be handing out an “alternative” prize. The New Academy, yesterday, October 12th announced that Guadeloupean novelist of more than 20 books, Maryse Condé, as the winner. Speaking in a video played at…
26 Jul 2018
Two Nigerian writers Chimamanda Adichie and Nnedi Okorafor have been nominated for an alternative Nobel Prize for Literature. The alternative Nobel Prize in Literature is awarded by a Swedish non-profit organization called The New Academy. The New Academy was founded on the initiative of a Swedish journalist and author Alexandra Pascalidou following the announcement of…
4 May 2018
For the first time since World War II, the prestigious Noble Peace Prize will not hold. The Swedish Academy, the institution responsible for the awards, made the announcement this morning (4th of May). This new development is as a result of the sexual and financial scandal that has plagued Jean-Claude Arnault, a member of the…
26 Mar 2017
Only very recently the world woke up to the curious news of the award of the Nobel Prize for Literature to American lyricist, Bob Dylan.


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The German parliament elected Olaf Scholz as chancellor on Wednesday, turning the page on 16 years with Angela Merkel at the helm as a new centre-left-led coalition takes the wheel of Europe's top economy.
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China's Twitter-like social media platform Weibo fell during its debut on the Hong Kong stock exchange Wednesday as investors remain wary of tech during Beijing's crackdown on the sector.
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