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Peter Handke authors book “A Sorrow Beyond Dreams”

Austrian author Peter Handke has been honoured  with the 2019 Nobel Prize in literature for an influential work that with linguistic ingenuity has explored the periphery and the specificity of human experience. His notable works include “Short Letter, Long Farewell” and “A Sorrow Beyond Dreams”. He will receive 9 million Swedish kronor (£740,000), as well ..

Olga Tokarczuk awarded Nobel Prize in Literature for 2018

Polish author Olga Tokarczuk has won the 2018 Nobel Prize in literature for a narrative imagination that with encyclopedic passion represents the crossing of boundaries as a form of life. Her first novel, “The Journey of the People of the Book,” was released in 1993. She has also won the Booker International Prize for her ..

2018 New Academy Prize in Literature

Maryse Conde, a French (Guadeloupean) author of historical fiction, has won the 2018 New Academy Prize in Literature, which is formed in protest to the Nobel Literature Prize. Conde will win about £87,000 raised from crowdfunding and donations, and will receive the prize at a ceremony on 9 December, one day before the Nobel banquet. ..

British writer Kazuo Ishiguro wins 2017 Nobel Prize for Literature

British writer Kazuo Ishiguro has won the 2017 Nobel Prize for Literature. The novelist was praised by the Swedish Academy as a writer “who, in novels of great emotional force, has uncovered the abyss beneath our illusory sense of connection with the world”. The prize of 9 million Swedish kronor will be awarded to him. ..

2012 Literature Nobel for Mo Yan of China

Chinese author Mo Yan won Nobel Prize for literature. His real name is Guan Moye. The Swedish Academy recognized the writer as a one "who with hallucinatory realism merges folk tales, history and the contemporary". Some of his notable works: Red Sorghum The Republic of Wine Life and Death are Wearing Me Out In 2011, ..

News Today News Today : Awards October 2009:

October 13, 2009:Right Livelihood Award or Alternate Nobel Awards: 2009The Right Livelihood Award, established in 1980 by Jakob von Uexkull, is an award that is presented annually, usually on 9 December, to honour those “working on practical and exemplary solutions to the most urgent challenges facing the world today”. An international jury, invited by the ..

News Today News Today : International : September -October 2009

October 9, 2009: Nobel Peace Prize to Barak ObamaUS President Barack Obama was announced as the winner of the Nobel Peace Prize.The annual award’s committee bestowed the honor on Obama “for his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples.” October 7, 2009: World record with 1,725-pound pumpkin!A woman from Ohio has grown ..