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Harry Wu, dissident and activist who endured 19 years in Chinese labor camps, dies at 79

Mr. Wu was compared to Alexander Solzhenitsyn, the Nobel laureate who documented the atrocities of the Soviet gulag.

Walter Kohn, onetime refugee who became Nobel laureate in chemistry, dies at 93

He escaped Nazi-occupied Europe as a child and later did work vital in developing materials for electronics and medicine.

Svetlana Alexievich profile

Nobel laureate (and Voices from Chernobyl-author) Svetlana Alexievich is profiled in the Kyiv Post, as Olga Rudenko describes Svetlana Alexievich on her path in literature.

The Importance of Being Scared: Polish Nobel Laureate Wislawa Szymborska on Fairy Tales and the Necessity of Fear

last weekHumor / odd : Brain Pickings

"Andersen had the courage to write stories with unhappy endings. He didn’t believe that you should try to be good because it pays... but because evil stems from intellectual and emotional stuntedness and is the one form of poverty that should be shunned."

Aung San Suu Kyi’s Workaround Revolution

Despite her partys electoral triumphs in Myanmar, it looked as if the Nobel laureates executive powers were blocked. But no.

When Samuel Beckett Made A Buster Keaton Movie (Yes, Really)

2 weeks agoArts : Modern Art Notes

“When [the] future Nobel laureate … made his one and only film in the mid-1960s, he structured it both as a chase film and as a homage to the earliest years of cinema. However, you won’t be surprised to learn that the resulting work, Film, is far more complex, strange and intellectual than its slapstick […]

Croatia wins 150k modern opera award

They will be crowing and in Zagreb tonight after winning the 150,000 Euro Fedora award for best modern opera – and it hasn’t even been staged. The winning opera is Kein Licht, with text by the Austrian Nobel Laureate Elfriede Jelinek and music by the French composer Philippe Manoury (pictured). A co-pro between Croatian National Opera […]

Panmanian Gov’t Lashes Out over “Panama Papers” Leak

What do a Nobel laureate, “La Reina del Sur” and the president of a South American country all have in common? These and a few thousand other Latin Americans were named in the “Panama Papers” leak of eleven million documents from Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca purportedly assisting in tax evasion, circumventing sanctions, and money laundering. Show More Summary

Panama Papers: Nobel winner Vargas Llosa and ex-wife named in leak, report says

A Spanish news website says a document in the massive leak of material from a Panamanian law firm shows that Nobel literature laureate Mario Vargas Llosa and his ex-wife were listed as shareholders in an offshore British Virgin Islands company for about a month in 2010. However, a statement from...

In the Café of Lost Youth review

The most recent addition to the complete review is my review of Nobel laureate Patrick Modiano's In the Café of Lost Youth. This 2007 novel was only translated into English this year -- but (to make up for the delay ?) they decided to...Show More Summary

Burma creates far-reaching ‘state counselor’ post for Aung San Suu Kyi

3 weeks agoNews : BlogPost

Burma’s parliament on Tuesday created a powerful new role for governing party leader Aung San Suu Kyi, the country’s revered Nobel laureate. Suu Kyi, 70, will now become Burma’s “state counselor,” a position that gives her wide and largely undefined powers that may violate the country’s military-drafted constitution, critics have said. The parliament’s military bloc […]

Myanmar Senate Approves Aung San Suu Kyi As State Councilor

Myanmar’s upper house of parliament approved a bill on March 30 that effectively places Nobel peace prize laureate and National League for Democracy (NLD) chair Aung San Suu Kyi as state councilor, a powerful government role that’s equivalent to being the nation’s de facto prime minister. Show More Summary

Imre Kertesz, Nobel Literature Laureate And Holocaust Survivor, Passes Away At 86-Years-Old

Imre Kertesz, an author who won the Nobel Prize for literature in 2002, and who survive both Auschwitz and Buchenwald concentration camps under Hiter’s Nazi regine as a teen, has died. He was 86-years-old. Imre Kertesz was just 14-years-old in 1944 when, while on his way to school one day, Hungarian police caught him, and... Show More Summary

Imre Kertesz, Hungarian author who won Nobel Prize, dies at 86

Mr. Kertesz, Hungary’s first Nobel laureate in literature, wrote about his experiences in the Holocaust.

Imre Kertesz, Nobel Laureate Who Survived Holocaust, Dies at 86

4 weeks agoNews : NYTimes: News

What set the Hungarian writer apart from others was his insistence on describing Auschwitz and Buchenwald without outrage, especially in his definitive work, “Fateless.”

Nobel Literature Laureate Imre Kertesz Dies at 86

4 weeks agoNews : NYTimes: News

Imre Kertesz, the Hungarian writer who won the 2002 Nobel Prize for Literature for fiction largely drawn from his very real experience as a teenage prisoner in Nazi concentration camps, has died. He was 86.

Hungarian Nobel laureate Kertesz dies aged 86: state news agency MTI

BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Hungarian novelist and Auschwitz survivor Imre Kertesz, winner of the 2002 Nobel Literature Prize, died on Thursday at the age of 86 after a long illness, state news agency MTI reported, citing his publisher.

Mario Vargas Lopez Wins the Living Legend Award

last monthMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

The Nobel Laureate, who hails from Peru, has become particularly well-known for his novels.

Nobel Laureate, Leading Experts Speak in APS President's Symposium Series

Leading research experts will discuss the physiology behind organ injury in alcohol abuse, the health impacts of diet, and adaptations to stress as part of the President's Symposium Series at the Experimental Biology 2016 meeting in San Diego. The series is anchored with the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine Lecture by Nobel Laureate Roger Tsien, PhD.

Until We Are Free

last monthNews : Truthdig

By Nazila Fathi Nobel Laureate Shirin Ebadi is reviled in her native Iran for criticizing the country’s discriminatory laws, and is the victim of relentless assaults against her and her family. “I wanted to run out on the balcony and scream,” Ebadi writes. “How much could they take away from one person?”

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