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Swedish intellectuals form new literature prize in Nobel protest

Jul 07, 2018 - 12:25 PM

However, some observers are skeptical about whether the New Academy can compare with the Nobel Literature Prize's history of recognizing distinguished authors

NEW PRIZE. More than 100 Swedish intellectuals form a new literature award giving body in protest, after the Swedish Academy, which selects Nobel laureates, plunged into a crisis over long-standing ties to a man accused of sexual assault on several women. File photo of Nobel Museum by Jonathan Nackstrand/AFP

2018 Nobel Literature Prize postponed after #MeToo turmoil – Swedish Academy

May 04, 2018 - 5:25 PM

The academy is linked to a man facing rape and sexual assault allegations

NOBEL PRIZE. The 2017 Nobel Prize Awards ceremony is held at the Stockholm Center in December 2017. Photo by Alexander Mahmoud/Nobel Media AB

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Oct 06, 2017 - 11:00 AM

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Bob Dylan accused of plagiarism in Nobel Prize lecture

Jun 14, 2017 - 12:50 PM

The legendary American songwriter may have lifted phrases from SparkNotes Moby Dick study guide

Bob Dylan finally accepts 2016 Nobel prize

Apr 02, 2017 - 9:13 AM

The Nobel diploma and medal were handed to Dylan at a private ceremony in Stockholm attended by 12 academy members

NOBEL AWARDEE. This file photo taken on June 3, 1984 shows US singer Bob Dylan performing during a concert at the Olympic stadium in Munich, southern Germany. Istvan Bajzat / DPA / AFP

Bob Dylan to receive Nobel prize in Stockholm on the weekend

Mar 29, 2017 - 7:19 PM

Bob Dylan the first songwriter to win the prestigious prize will not hold the traditional Nobel lecture during the meeting

NOBEL LAUREATE. This file photo taken on June 3, 1984 shows US singer Bob Dylan performing during a concert at the Olympic stadium in Munich, southern Germany. Istvan Bajzat / DPA / AFP

Dylan snubs Nobel, Santos to accept Peace Prize in Oslo

Dec 08, 2016 - 10:57 AM

The Nobel prizes are traditionally awarded every December 10th the anniversary of the death of prize creator Alfred Nobel a Swedish inventor philanthropist and industrialist

This picture taken on December 10, 2010 shows the front of the Nobel medal awarded to the Nobel Peace Prize laureate for 2010, jailed Chinese dissident Liu Xiabo. Berit Roald/Scanpix/AFP

Mario Vargas Llosa on writing, love, and dictatorships

Nov 04, 2016 - 9:48 PM

What does the 2010 Nobel Prize Winner in Literature have to say about Bob Dylan s victory?

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Nobel laureate Bob Dylan: Uneasy 'voice of a generation'

Oct 14, 2016 - 9:37 AM

If the phrase voice of a generation were trademarked it may well belong to Bob Dylan – but the singer and poet has been an uneasy spokesman

NOBEL LAUREATE. This file photo taken on June 3, 1984 shows US singer Bob Dylan performing during a concert at the Olympic stadium in Munich, southern Germany. Istvan Bajzat / DPA / AFP

Bob Dylan, pemenang Nobel Sastra 2016

Oct 13, 2016 - 9:21 PM

Ia menjadi penulis lagu pertama yang memenangkan penghargaan ini

Bob Dylan menjadi penulis lagu pertama yang pernah memenangkan Nobel Prize in Literature. Foto oleh Fred Tanneau/AFP.

Bob Dylan menjadi penulis lagu pertama yang pernah memenangkan Nobel Prize in Literature. Foto oleh Fred Tanneau/AFP.

Bob Dylan wins 2016 Nobel Prize in Literature

Oct 13, 2016 - 7:00 PM

UPDATED Singer songwriter Bob Dylan is awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition

NOBEL LAUREATE. This file photo taken on July 22, 2012 shows US poet and folk singer Bob Dylan performing during the 21st edition of the Vieilles Charrues music festival in Carhaix-Plouguer, western France. Fed Tanneau/AFP

Speculations abound ahead of Nobel Literature Prize

Oct 12, 2016 - 4:00 PM

Award watchers suggest this year s honors could go to a controversial writer

WHO WILL BE NEXT? The 2015 Nobel literature laureate Svetlana Alexievich (L) of Belarus poses with the award during the 2015 Nobel prize award ceremony in Stockholm Concert Hall on December 10, 2015. Marcus Ericsson / TT News Agency / AFP

Nobel medicine prize opens 2016 awards season

Oct 03, 2016 - 12:26 PM

As always predicting the names of the winners is a game of chance especially given the number of people worthy of the honors

This picture taken on December 10, 2010 shows the front of the Nobel medal awarded to the Nobel Peace Prize laureate for 2010, jailed Chinese dissident Liu Xiabo. Berit Roald/Scanpix/AFP

Meet the Indonesian author being compared to Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Apr 13, 2016 - 4:27 PM

Will Eka Kurniawan win the prestigious Man Booker award?

INTERNATIONAL ACCLAIM. Eka Kurniawan has already been compared to literary heavyweights Gabriel Garcia Marquez and Haruki Marukami. Photo by AFP

Swedish Academy finally condemns fatwa against writer Salman Rushdie

Mar 24, 2016 - 11:31 PM

The fact that the death sentence has been passed as punishment for a work of literature also implies a serious violation of free speech says Swedish Academy head Tomas Riad

epa05054718 A picture made avaiulable on 04 December 2015 shows Indian born British writer Salman Rushdie signing a copy of one of his books during an interview in Bogota, Colombia, 03 December 2015. Rushdie said that four years ago the terrorist group ISIS phenomenon was like an 'exagerated metaphor'. EPA/LEONARDO MUNOZ

Patrick Modiano of France wins Nobel Literature Prize

Oct 09, 2014 - 7:31 PM

UPDATED The Swedish Academy says it wants to celebrate his art of memory in capturing the lives of ordinary people during German rule which lasted from 1940 to 1944 in France

A photo taken on October 7, 2003 in Paris shows French writer Patrick Modiano. Modiano won the 2014 Nobel Prize in Literature, the Royal Swedish Academy announced on October 9, 2014 in Stockholm, Sweden. Martin Bureau/AFP

Guessing game ahead of 2014 Nobel literature prize

Oct 07, 2014 - 12:48 PM

UPDATED Punters and experts are considering language geography genre and even age to try and pin down the winner

WHO WILL FOLLOW ALICE? Canadian author Alice Munro holds one of her books as she receives her Man Booker International award at Trinity College Dublin, in Dublin, Ireland, on June 25, 2009. Peter Muhly/AFP

Nobel Prize-winning British author Doris Lessing dies at 94

Nov 18, 2013 - 8:15 AM

Best known for the 1962 novel The Golden Notebook today considered a landmark feminist work Lessing became the oldest winner of the Nobel Prize in 2007

LESSING, 94. The file picture dated 12 March 2006 shows British writer Doris Lessing in Cologne, Germany. EPA/Oliver Berg

Canada's Alice Munro awarded Nobel Literature Prize

Oct 10, 2013 - 7:01 PM

UPDATED The Swedish Academy honored Munro 82 as a master of the contemporary short story ; 13th woman in history to win award

NOBEL LAUREATE. Canadian author Alice Munro is the 2013 awardee of the Nobel Prize for Literature. In this file photo, Munro speaks to the media as she receives her Man Booker International award at Trinity College Dublin, in Dublin, Ireland, on June 25, 2009. AFP/ Peter Muhly

Murakami, Munro, Alexievich are Nobel literature favorites

Oct 10, 2013 - 10:21 AM

Immense interest surrounds the logic guiding the Swedish Academy as it selects the writer whose name will forever be associated with the world s most coveted literary prize

NOBEL FRONTRUNNER? Japanese writer Haruki Murakami signs autographs 30 October 2006 in Prague after receiving the Franz Kafka Award for 2006. AFP/Michal Cizek

Dissident Chinese writer brands Mo Yan a 'state poet'

Oct 14, 2012 - 8:31 AM

Dissident Chinese writer Liao Yiwu who lives in Germany on Saturday October 13 savaged China s Nobel Prize winning author Mo Yan as a state poet close to the communist regime

Chinese author Mo Yan after an event in Hamburg, Germany, 20 September 2008. Photo by Johannes Kolfhaus / via Wikipedia