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6 people who seem like naturals for the Nobel Peace Prize — but never won it

News : BlogPost

It's Nobel Prize season! Hopefully, by now you have read up on who is most favored to take home the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday and are done Wikipedia-ing who exactly is that person who won the Nobel for literature. (In fact, on the...

Why Svetlana Alexievich’s Nobel Prize Is Good for Literature

Society & Culture : Flavorwire

Svetlana Alexievich, nominated by Ural Federal University, has won the 2015 Nobel Prize in Literature. The Nobel Committee, chaired by Per Wästberg, wisely cited the author’s “polyphonic writings,” calling her work — oral histories ...

Books: Newswire: Alice Munro wins the Nobel Prize for Literature

Entertainment / Books : The A.V. Club - Books

Canadian author Alice Munro has won the Nobel Prize for Literature, which was announced this morning by the Swedish Academy in Stockholm. For Munro, who retired from writing for a second and final time this past summer, it's the pin...

The Neglected Nobelist, Neglected No More

Entertainment / Books : The Millions

Henrik Pontoppidan, the Danish novelist, won the 1917 Nobel Prize for literature. His masterpiece, Lucky Per, has never been available in English. Now – lucky for us – it is. Frederic Jameson reviews it for The London Review of Book...

The Most Popular Nobel Prize in Literature Laureates

Media / Publishing : GalleyCat

Who is your favorite Nobel Prize winning author? The Nobel Prize for Literature website listed the “Most Popular Literature Laureates” on its website, and some of the names might surprise you. Since 1901, 105 Nobel Prizes in Literat...


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