Latest Nobel Prize in Literature Stories

2005-10-13 06:04:44

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - British playwright Harold Pinter won the Nobel Prize in Literature for 2005 on Thursday. Pinter "uncovers the precipice under everyday prattle and forces entry into oppression's closed rooms," said the Swedish Academy's citation for the 10 million crown prize.

2005-10-11 01:24:16

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - A member of the Swedish Academy, the body which awards the Nobel literature prize, said on Tuesday he was resigning in protest at last year's selection of Austrian Elfriede Jelinek. The resignation of Knut Ahnlund, a member of the academy since 1983, comes only days before the announcement of the winner of the 2005 prize, expected some time this week. Ahnlund said in a signed article in Swedish daily Svenska Dagbladet that last year's surprise selection of...

2005-10-06 10:40:42

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - The Swedish Academy which awards the Nobel Literature Prize is likely to name the 2005 winner next Thursday. The Academy traditionally announces the winner of the 10 million crown ($1.29 million) prize on one of the first two Thursdays of October, but only confirms the date of the announcement two days in advance. There was no advance notice this week, meaning it is almost certain to announce next Tuesday that the latest laureate will be named two days later....

2005-09-29 05:56:58

By Stephen Brown STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Bookworms will once again smile over their reading glasses or snort with contempt at next week's Nobel literature award winner. Second-guessing the choice of the Swedish Academy, seen variously as standard-bearers for quality or a bunch of snobs, is difficult. The shortlist for the 10 million crown prize is a jealously guarded secret. "The Nobel committee has been very good at coming up with names that were not expected. They will surprise us...

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