• PROSECUTOR Oct 1, 2018

    Man at Center of Nobel Literature Scandal Convicted of Rape

    The man at the center of a sex-abuse and financial crimes scandal that is tarnishing the academy that awards the Nobel Prize in Literature was convicted of rape and sentenced to two years in prison on Monday. Jean-Claude Arnault, a major cultural figure in Sweden, had faced two counts of rape of a woman in 2011. He was found guilty...

  • lawyer Sep 19, 2018

    Rape Trial Starts for Man at Center of Nobel Scandal

    The man at the center of a sex-abuse and financial crimes scandal that is tarnishing the academy that awards the Nobel Prize in Literature went on trial in Sweden Wednesday. Jean-Claude Arnault, a major cultural figure in the country, faces two counts of rape of a woman in 2011 before the Stockholm District Court. The French citizen is married to...

  • Sweden May 4, 2018

    No Nobel Literature Prize This Year, But 2 Prizes in 2019

    Following weeks of internal bickering, sex-abuse allegations and a financial investigation by police, the body that hands out the prestigious Nobel Prize in Literature announced Friday that no prize will be awarded this year. Instead, the academy said two Nobel Prizes in Literature will be handed out next year, the 2018 prize and the 2019 prize. The decision was made...

  • Chicago Oct 9, 2017

    Nobel Economics Prize Goes to University of Chicago's Richard Thaler

    The Nobel prize in economics has been awarded to Richard Thaler of the University of Chicago for research showing how people’s choices on economic matters — whether on savings or game shows like “Deal or No Deal” — are not always rational. The 9-million-kronor ($1.1-million) prize was awarded to the academic for his “understanding the psychology of economics,” Swedish Academy...

  • NBC Oct 6, 2017

    Japanese Roots of Nobel Winner Kazuo Ishiguro Celebrated

    His kindergarten teacher recalls Kazuo Ishiguro as a quiet boy who liked to read books. The British writer left Japan at a young age, but his birthplace became part of his artistic approach, which was recognized this week with the Nobel Prize in literature. “It’s like a dream come true,” his former teacher, 91-year-old Teruko Tanaka, told Kyodo News service...

  • NBC Oct 5, 2017

    Novelist Kazuo Ishiguro Wins Nobel Prize for Literature

    British novelist Kazuo Ishiguro was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature on Thursday. He is known for novels like “The Remains of the Day,” which won the 1989 Man Booker Prize, and “Never Let Me Go,” which was made into a feature film in 2010. Born in Japan, Ishiguro now lives in Britain and writes in English. The Swedish Academy...

  • California Jun 14, 2017

    Was Dylan Too Freewheelin' in Borrowing For Nobel Lecture?

    Phrases sprinkled throughout the rock legend’s lecture for his Nobel Prize in literature are very similar to phrases from the summation of “Moby Dick” on SparkNotes, a sort of online “Cliff’s Notes” that’s familiar to modern students looking for shortcuts and teachers trying to catch them.

  • Los Angeles Jun 5, 2017

    Swedish Academy Receives Bob Dylan's ‘Extraordinary' Nobel Lecture

    The Swedish Academy says it has received the required lecture from the 2016 Nobel Literature winner Bob Dylan, enabling the American singer to collect 8 million Swedish kronor ($922,000) in prize money.

  • Singer Apr 3, 2017

    Dylan Finally Gets His Hands on His Nobel Literature Prize

    Bob Dylan finally has his hands on his Nobel Literature diploma and medal....
    Klas Ostergren, a member of the Swedish Academy, said the 75-year-old American singer-songwriter received his award during a small gathering Saturday afternoon at a hotel next to the conference center where Dylan was performing a concert later that night....
    Ostergren told The Associated Press that the ceremony was a...

  • artist Apr 1, 2017

    Bob Dylan Finally Gets His Hands on His Nobel Literature Prize

    Bob Dylan finally has his hands on his Nobel Literature diploma and medal. Klas Ostergren, a member of the Swedish Academy, said the 75-year-old American singer-songwriter received his award during a small gathering Saturday afternoon at a hotel next to the conference center where Dylan was performing a concert later that night. Ostergren told The Associated Press that the ceremony...

  • Stockholm Dec 5, 2016

    Bob Dylan to Provide ‘Speech of Thanks' for Nobel Prize Ceremony

    He won’t be there in person but the Nobel Foundation says Bob Dylan has written a speech that will be read out at the traditional Nobel Prize banquet.

  • Stockholm Nov 17, 2016

    No Show Bob: Dylan Won't Come to Stockholm to Receive Nobel Prize For Literature

    The Swedish Academy says Bob Dylan is not coming to Stockholm to pick up his 2016 Nobel Prize for literature at the Dec. 10 prize ceremony.

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