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Nobel Literature Award Body Asks Scandal-Hit Member To Quit

STOCKHOLM:  The body that awards the Nobel Prize in Literature has asked the wife of the man at the centre of a rape scandal to resign from the Swedish Academy as it tries to rebuild its reputation, a member said on Friday. This year’s prize-giving was postponed after allegations of sexual ... Read More »

Former U.N. chief and Nobel peace laureate Kofi Annan passes away

Annan, a Ghanaian national, died in hospital in Bern, Switzerland, in the early hours, his close associates said. In Geneva, the Kofi Annan Foundation announced his peaceful death after a short undisclosed illness with “immense sadness”, saying he was surrounded in his last days by his second wife Nane and ... Read More »

Nobel laureate and noted writer VS Naipaul passes away

Nobel prize-winning British author Sir Vidiadhar Surajprasad Naipaul has passed away at the age of 85 years. Sir Naipaul wrote more than 30 books and won the Nobel Prize for literature in 2001. Many of his works examined the trauma of post-colonial transition. He was one of the first winners ... Read More »

No Nobel Prize on Literature this year: Swedish Academy

The Swedish Academy has decided to postpone the 2018 Nobel Prize in Literature, with the intention of awarding it in 2019.  The decision has been taken in the wake of a sexual and financial scandal that has engulfed the Swedish Academy, the cultural institution responsible for awarding the prestigious prize. ... Read More »