Latest Nobel Prizes News

Polish Nobel author says Russia threat to 'free world'

May. 16, 2022 02:27 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — A Polish Nobel Prize-winning author on Sunday called Russia a threat to the “free world,” saying its attack on neighboring Ukraine had echoes of the Second World War. Olga Tokarczuk, known for her humanist themes and playful, subversive streak, spoke at the...

Ramos-Horta set to win East Timor presidency for 2nd time

Apr. 20, 2022 20:52 PM EDT

DILI, East Timor (AP) — East Timor's former independence fighter and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Jose Ramos-Horta is set to win the presidential runoff election, according to over 60% of the votes counted Wednesday, defeating incumbent Francisco “Lu Olo” Guterres for the second time in Asia's...

Poland's Tokarczuk leads race for International Booker Prize

Apr. 07, 2022 11:27 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Polish Nobel literature laureate Olga Tokarczuk is among six finalists announced Thursday for the International Booker Prize for fiction in English translation. Tokarczuk’s 18th-century epic “The Books of Jacob” is a favorite to win the award, whose 50,000-pound...

Nobel Peace Prize-winner's paper closes amid Russia pressure

Mar. 28, 2022 13:10 PM EDT

Russia's leading independent newspaper suspended operations Monday after pressure from Russian authorities, a move that comes less than six months after its editor won the Nobel Peace Prize for his paper’s courageous reporting under difficult circumstances. The paper, Novaya...

East Timor set for presidential runoff election in April

Mar. 27, 2022 09:09 AM EDT

DILI, East Timor (AP) — East Timor is headed for a runoff presidential election after Nobel Peace Prize laureate Jose Ramos-Horta failed to secure more than 50% of the vote despite a commanding lead over a fellow former independence fighter, incumbent President Francisco “Lu Olo” Guterres. ...

Children's edition of 'The Book of Joy' coming this fall

Mar. 22, 2022 11:14 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A picture-book edition of a bestseller co-authored by the Nobel Peace Prize winners the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu will be published this fall. Random House Children’s Books announced Tuesday that “The Little Book of Joy” will come out Sept. 27,...

Polish Nobel winner vying for International Booker Prize

Mar. 10, 2022 11:45 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Polish Nobel literature laureate Olga Tokarczuk and Israeli novelist David Grossman are both in the running, for a second time, for the International Booker Prize for fiction in English translation. Tokarczuk’s “The Books of Jacob” and Grossman’s “More Than...

Bob Dylan book on 'Modern Song' to come out in November

Mar. 08, 2022 14:38 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Bob Dylan has a new book coming out this fall, a collection of more than 60 essays about songs and songwriters he admires, from Stephen Foster to Elvis Costello. The new book, “The Philosophy of Modern Song,” is his first release of new material since the...