Nobel prize in literature

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Nobel winner Pablo Neruda was almost denied prize because of odes to Stalin
As well as revealing the full shortlist, newly opened archives show that the 1971 judging panel were concerned the Chilean winner’s politics were ‘incompatible with the purpose of the prize’

Alison Flood

05, Jan, 2022 @5:28 PM

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The Greeks by Roderick Beaton review – a global history
This survey reflects the depth and complexity of Greece, a small country with a world-conquering ethos

Katherine Fleming

10, Dec, 2021 @7:30 AM

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Nobel winner Abdulrazak Gurnah says ‘writing cannot be just about polemics’
The Zanzibari novelist spoke of migration, colonialism and how he became a writer in his acceptance lecture on Tuesdsay

Alison Flood

08, Dec, 2021 @10:50 AM

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Nobel laureate Orhan Pamuk charged again with ‘insulting Turkishness’
Case based on his new novel Nights of the Plague, initially dismissed in April, has been reopened after an appeal

Alison Flood

16, Nov, 2021 @4:56 PM

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The Books of Jacob by Olga Tokarczuk review – a messiah’s story
The Nobel laureate’s visionary epic about 18th-century religious leader Jacob Frank takes on the biggest philosophical themes

Marcel Theroux

10, Nov, 2021 @7:30 AM

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The Guardian view on the Nobel prize in literature: beauty out of universal loss | Editorial
Editorial: Abdulrazak Gurnah may be writing about leaving Zanzibar for Britain, but he gives voice to displaced people everywhere


17, Oct, 2021 @5:25 PM

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‘I could do with more readers!’ – Abdulrazak Gurnah on winning the Nobel prize for literature
His lyrical novels about exile and loss enjoy critical acclaim but modest sales. Now he’s Zanzibar’s second most famous son – and £840,000 richer. The writer talks about racism on British buses, Priti Patel, and why books have to entertain

David Shariatmadari

11, Oct, 2021 @4:32 PM

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Abdulrazak Gurnah: where to start with the Nobel prize winner
Novelist Maaza Mengiste on how the Nobel laureate has explored exile in all its forms throughout his career

Maaza Mengiste

08, Oct, 2021 @3:41 PM

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Abdulrazak Gurnah wins the Nobel prize in literature 2021 – as it happened
The novelist from Zanzibar has become the new laureate “for his uncompromising and compassionate penetration of the effects of colonialism and the fate of the refugee in the gulf between cultures and continents.”

Lucy Knight and Alison Flood

07, Oct, 2021 @11:34 AM

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Abdulrazak Gurnah wins the 2021 Nobel prize in literature
Zanzibari novelist becomes first black African writer in 35 years to win prestigious award

Alison Flood

07, Oct, 2021 @11:07 AM

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Pair win Nobel prize in chemistry for work on organic catalysts
Benjamin List and David MacMillan’s findings revolutionised development of drugs and hi-tech materials

Hannah Devlin Science correspondent

06, Oct, 2021 @2:54 PM

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Trio of scientists win Nobel prize for physics for climate work
Sykuro Manabe, Klaus Hasselmann and Giorgio Parisi share award for advancing climate knowledge

Linda Geddes

05, Oct, 2021 @11:53 AM

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