nobel literature prize

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    October 9, 2014   BY Victoria Fleischer 

    French writer Patrick Modiano won the 2014 Nobel Prize in Literature this morning. The Nobel Academy said they awarded Modiano the award “For the art of memory with which he has evoked the most ungraspable human destinies and uncovered the life-world of the occupation.” Continue reading

  • August 4, 2008  

    Acclaimed Russian author Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, who wrote extensively about the gulag prison system and won the Nobel literature prize for his books on abuses in the Soviet Union, died Sunday at age 89 after a reclusive life fraught with challenges. Continue reading

  • March 9, 1998  

    Since publishing her first book, The Bluest Eye, in 1970, Toni Morrison has become one of America’s premier novelists. Elizabeth Farnsworth talks with the Nobel and Pulitzer Prize-winning author about her latest book, Paradise. Continue reading