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Nobel Literature Prize

British author Kazuo Ishiguro wins Nobel Literature Prize

OSLO:¬†British author Kazuo Ishiguro, best known for his novel "The Remains of the Day", won the Nobel Literature Prize on Thursday, the Swedish Academy said. The 62-year-old, "in novels of great emotional force, has uncovered the abyss beneath our illusory sense of connection with the world," the Academy wrote in its citation. Ishiguro has written eight books as well as scripts for film and television. He won the Man Booker Prize in 1989 for "The Remains of the Day". Born in Nagasaki, he moved to Britain with his…

Music icon Bob Dylan wins Nobel Literature Prize

STOCKHOLM: US music legend Bob Dylan won the Nobel Literature Prize on Thursday, the first songwriter to win the prestigious award in a decision that stunned prize watchers. Dylan, 75, was honoured "for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition," the Swedish Academy said. The choice was met by gasps and a long round of applause from journalists attending the prize announcement. The folk singer has been mentioned in Nobel speculation in past years, but was never seen as a serious…

Nobel Literature Prize announcement pushed back to October 13

STOCKHOLM: Good things come to those who wait, and the saying may ring true for the next Nobel literature laureate as the prize will be announced on October 13, a little later than usual, the Swedish Academy said Friday. The prestigious Nobel Literature Prize, first awarded in 1901, has traditionally been announced on a Thursday, generally the first one during the same October week as the other prizes created by Alfred Nobel. The date change has to do with "arithmetic" and the calendar, academician Par Wastberg told AFP.…