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World Olga Tokarczuk, Peter Handke win Nobel literature prizes

16:31  10 october  2019
16:31  10 october  2019 Source:   msn.com

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The Swedish Academy announced laureates for 2018 and 2019, after scandal forced last year’s award to be postponed.

Polish author Olga Tokarczuk and Austrian writer Peter Handke have won Nobel Prizes for Literature after a sexual assault scandal forced the Tokarczuk was named the winner of last year's prize , while the 2019 award went to Handke . Mats Malm, permanent secretary of the Swedish

FILE -- In this Feb. 12, 2017 photo Polish author Olga Tokarczuk spekas during a press conference in Berlin, Germany. Olga Tokarczuk is named recipient of the 2018 Nobel Prize in Literature, Thursday Oct. 10, 2019.  Two Nobel Prizes in literature are announced Thursday after the 2018 literature award was postponed following sex abuse allegations that rocked the Swedish Academy at that time. (Britta Pedersen/dpa via AP)© Provided by The Associated Press FILE -- In this Feb. 12, 2017 photo Polish author Olga Tokarczuk spekas during a press conference in Berlin, Germany. Olga Tokarczuk is named recipient of the 2018 Nobel Prize in Literature, Thursday Oct. 10, 2019. Two Nobel Prizes in literature are announced Thursday after the 2018 literature award was postponed following sex abuse allegations that rocked the Swedish Academy at that time. (Britta Pedersen/dpa via AP) Polish novelist Olga Tokarczuk and Austrian writer Peter Handke won the 2018 and 2019 Nobel Prizes for literature on Thursday, a rare double announcement that came after no prize was announced last year due to sex abuse allegations that tarnished the group awarding the prizes.
FILE - In this Friday Aug. 7, 2009 file photo, Austrian author Peter Handke attends a dress rehearsal of Samuel Beckett's and Peter Handke's drama © Provided by The Associated Press FILE - In this Friday Aug. 7, 2009 file photo, Austrian author Peter Handke attends a dress rehearsal of Samuel Beckett's and Peter Handke's drama "Krapp's Last Tape/ Until Day Do You Part or A Question of Light" on in Salzburg, Austria. The winner of the 2019 Nobel Prize in literature is Austrian author Peter Handke. (AP Photo/Kerstin Joensson, File)

The Swedish Academy said Tokarczuk won for works that explore the "crossing of boundaries as a form of life." Handke's work was described as exploring "the periphery and the specificity of human experience" with linguistic ingenuity.

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Austrian author Peter Handke and Polish author Olga Tokarczuk have won Nobel Prizes in literature , the Swedish Academy announced Thursday. The Nobel Prize in literature for 2019 was awarded to Handke “for an influential work that with linguistic ingenuity has explored the periphery

Polish author Olga Tokarczuk won the 2018 Nobel Prize in Literature while this year's prize goes to Austrian writer Peter Handke . The announcement came after last year's scandal over sexual harassment and corruption-. In the double annoucement on Thursday, the Swedish Academy lauded

Tokarczuk is only the 15th woman to win the Nobel literature prize in more than a century. Of the 11 Nobels awarded so far this week, all the other laureates have been men.

Tokarczuk, 57, is one of Poland's best-known authors, with a fast-growing reputation in the English-speaking world. She has been criticized by Polish conservatives — and received death threats — for criticizing aspects of the country's past, including its episodes of anti-Semitism. She is also a strong critic of Poland's right-wing government.

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The Swedish Academy has broken with tradition and will present two literature awards this year, to compensate for last year's break. Polish author Olga Tokarczuk wins the 2018 Nobel Prize in literature and Austrian author Peter Handke wins the 2019 Nobel Prize .

Stockholm — Polish novelist Olga Tokarczuk and Austrian writer Peter Handke won the 2018 and 2019 Nobel Prizes for literature on Thursday. Tokarczuk is only the 15th woman to win the Nobel literature prize in more than a century. Of the 11 Nobels awarded so far this week, all the other

FILE - In this Monday, Dec. 10, 2018 file photo, a bust of the Nobel Prize founder, Alfred Nobel on display at the Concert Hall during the Nobel Prize award ceremony in Stockholm. Controversy stalks the Nobel prizes for peace and literature in a way it rarely does for science. The revamped panel at the Swedish Academy who will hand out the Nobel literature prizes Thursday Oct. 10, 2019, for both 2018 and 2019 would relish arguments about the winners, rather than intrigue about the #MeToo scandal that forced the institution to suspend the prize last year. (Henrik Montgomery/Pool Photo via AP, File)© Provided by The Associated Press FILE - In this Monday, Dec. 10, 2018 file photo, a bust of the Nobel Prize founder, Alfred Nobel on display at the Concert Hall during the Nobel Prize award ceremony in Stockholm. Controversy stalks the Nobel prizes for peace and literature in a way it rarely does for science. The revamped panel at the Swedish Academy who will hand out the Nobel literature prizes Thursday Oct. 10, 2019, for both 2018 and 2019 would relish arguments about the winners, rather than intrigue about the #MeToo scandal that forced the institution to suspend the prize last year. (Henrik Montgomery/Pool Photo via AP, File)

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Poland's Tokarczuk and Austria's Handke Win Nobel Prizes in Literature . Polish author Olga Tokarczuk was awarded the 2018 Nobel Prize in Literature for a “narrative imagination that with encyclopedic passion represents the crossing of boundaries as a form of life.”

Polish author Olga Tokarczuk and Austrian novelist Peter Handke were both awarded the world's most prestigious literature prize on Thursday. Tokarczuk , 57, won the 2018 Nobel Prize in Literature “for a narrative imagination that with encyclopedic passion represents the crossing of boundaries as a form

Poland's Culture Minister Piotr Glinski, who said earlier this week has not finished any of Tokarczuk's books, tweeted his congratulations to her and said he now felt obliged to go back and read her books all the way through.

Journalists prepare themselves ahead of the announcement of the winners of the Nobel Prize in Literature 2019, in Stockholm, Sweden, Thursday Oct. 10, 2019. Two Nobel Prizes in literature will be announced Thursday after the 2018 literature award was postponed following sex abuse allegations that rocked the Swedish Academy a year ago. (Anders Wiklund / TT via AP)© Provided by The Associated Press Journalists prepare themselves ahead of the announcement of the winners of the Nobel Prize in Literature 2019, in Stockholm, Sweden, Thursday Oct. 10, 2019. Two Nobel Prizes in literature will be announced Thursday after the 2018 literature award was postponed following sex abuse allegations that rocked the Swedish Academy a year ago. (Anders Wiklund / TT via AP)

Handke, 76, is a novelist, essayist, playwright and screenwriter described by the academy as "one of the most influential writers in Europe" after World War II. He was praised for writing powerfully about catastrophe, notably in "A Sorrow Beyond Dreams," his 1975 novel about his mother's suicide.

FILE - In this Friday Aug. 7, 2009 file photo, Austrian author Peter Handke attends a dress rehearsal of Samuel Beckett's and Peter Handke's drama © Provided by The Associated Press FILE - In this Friday Aug. 7, 2009 file photo, Austrian author Peter Handke attends a dress rehearsal of Samuel Beckett's and Peter Handke's drama "Krapp's Last Tape/ Until Day Do You Part or A Question of Light" on in Salzburg, Austria. The winner of the 2019 Nobel Prize in literature is Austrian author Peter Handke. (AP Photo/Kerstin Joensson, File)

The literature prize was canceled last year after an exodus at the exclusive Swedish Academy, which chooses the winners, following sex abuse allegations. Jean-Claude Arnault, the husband of a former academy member, was convicted last year of two rapes in 2011. Arnault allegedly also leaked the name of Nobel Prize literature winners seven times.

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Austrian author Peter Handke has won the 2019 Nobel Prize in literature , while Polish writer Olga Tokarczuk was awarded the 2018 prize . 10 the anniversary of Nobel ’s death in 1896 together with five other Nobel winners. The sixth one, the peace prize , is handed out in Oslo, Norway on the same

Photo: SOREN ANDERSSON/AFP/Getty Images. Two Nobel Prizes in Literature were awarded this year: one to Peter Handke from Austria and one to Olga Tokarczuk from Poland. Awarding two laureates at once is uncommon and comes after a scandal upended the Swedish Academy last year.

The Nobel Foundation had warned that another group could be picked to award the prize if the academy didn't improve its tarnished image, but said in March it was satisfied the Swedish Academy had revamped itself and restored trust.

The 2018 and 2019 awards were chosen by the Swedish Academy's Nobel Committee, a new body made up of four academy members and five "external specialists." Nobel organizers say the committee suggests two names which then must be approved by the Swedish Academy. It's unclear whether the academy members simply rubber-stamped the experts' choice.

Anders Olsson, chair of the Swedish Academy's Nobel Committee, said "we are not ready to evaluable this new process yet."

In his will, Swedish industrialist and dynamite inventor Alfred Nobel specifically designated the Swedish Academy as the institution responsible for the Nobel Prize in literature. Nobel decided the physics, chemistry and medicine should be awarded in Stockholm, and the peace prize in Oslo.

The coveted Nobel Peace Prize set to be awarded on Friday and the economics award on Monday.

Wednesday's chemistry prize went to John B. Goodenough, a German-born engineering professor at the University of Texas; M. Stanley Whittingham, a British-American chemistry professor at the State University of New York at Binghamton; and Japan's Akira Yoshino, of Asahi Kasei Corporation and Meijo University.

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The Nobel Prizes in Literature for 2018 and 2019. Olga Tokarczuk . “for a narrative imagination that with encyclopedic passion represents the crossing of boundaries as a form of life.” Peter Handke . “for an influential work that with linguistic ingenuity has explored the periphery and the specificity of

STOCKHOLM — The 2018 Nobel Prize in literature has been awarded to Polish author Olga Tokarczuk "for a narrative imagination that with encyclopedic passion represents the crossing of boundaries as a form of life," while the 2019 prize went to Austrian author Peter Handke .

FILE -- In this Feb. 12, 2017 photo Polish author Olga Tokarczuk attends a press conference in Berlin, Germany. Olga Tokarczuk is named recipient of the 2018 Nobel Prize in Literature, Thursday Oct. 10, 2019.  Two Nobel Prizes in literature are announced Thursday after the 2018 literature award was postponed following sex abuse allegations that rocked the Swedish Academy at that time. (Britta Pedersen/dpa via AP)© Provided by The Associated Press FILE -- In this Feb. 12, 2017 photo Polish author Olga Tokarczuk attends a press conference in Berlin, Germany. Olga Tokarczuk is named recipient of the 2018 Nobel Prize in Literature, Thursday Oct. 10, 2019. Two Nobel Prizes in literature are announced Thursday after the 2018 literature award was postponed following sex abuse allegations that rocked the Swedish Academy at that time. (Britta Pedersen/dpa via AP)

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FILE -- In this March 15, 2017 photo Polish author Olga Tokarczuk attends a lection in Cologne, Germany. Olga Tokarczuk is named recipient of the 2018 Nobel Prize in Literature, Thursday Oct. 10, 2019.  Two Nobel Prizes in literature are announced Thursday after the 2018 literature award was postponed following sex abuse allegations that rocked the Swedish Academy at that time. (Joerg Carstensen/dpa via AP)© Provided by The Associated Press FILE -- In this March 15, 2017 photo Polish author Olga Tokarczuk attends a lection in Cologne, Germany. Olga Tokarczuk is named recipient of the 2018 Nobel Prize in Literature, Thursday Oct. 10, 2019. Two Nobel Prizes in literature are announced Thursday after the 2018 literature award was postponed following sex abuse allegations that rocked the Swedish Academy at that time. (Joerg Carstensen/dpa via AP)

A day earlier, two Americans and one British scientist — Drs. William G. Kaelin Jr. of Harvard Medical School and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Gregg L. Semenza of Johns Hopkins University and Peter J. Ratcliffe of Britain's Francis Crick Institute and Oxford University — won the prize for advances in physiology or medicine. They were cited for their discoveries of "how cells sense and adapt to oxygen availability."

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Olga Tokarczuk was born 1962 in Sulechów in Poland, and today lives in Wrocław. Her parents were teachers and her father also functioned as school librarian. In the library she read pretty much everything she could get hold of and it was here that she developed her literary appetite.

The Nobel Prize in Literature for 2018 is awarded to the Polish author. Olga Tokarczuk . for a narrative imagination that with encyclopedic passion represents the crossing Peter Handke . for an influential work that with linguistic ingenuity has explored the periphery and the specificity of human experience.

With the glory comes a 9-million kronor ($918,000) cash award, a gold medal and a diploma. The laureates receive them at an elegant ceremony on Dec. 10 — the anniversary of Nobel's death in 1896 — in Stockholm and in Oslo.

The permanent secretary of the Swedish Academy, Mats Malm, with the members of the academy, from second left,  Anders Olsson, Pär Westberg, Rebecka Karde, Mikael Blomqvist and Henrik Petersen, announces the winners of the 2018 and 2019 Nobel Prize in Literature in Stockholm, Sweden, Thursday Oct. 10, 2019 The 2018 Nobel Prize in literature has been awarded to Polish author Olga Tokarczuk, while the 2019 prize went to Austrian author Peter Handke. (Anders Wiklund/TT via AP)© Provided by The Associated Press The permanent secretary of the Swedish Academy, Mats Malm, with the members of the academy, from second left, Anders Olsson, Pär Westberg, Rebecka Karde, Mikael Blomqvist and Henrik Petersen, announces the winners of the 2018 and 2019 Nobel Prize in Literature in Stockholm, Sweden, Thursday Oct. 10, 2019 The 2018 Nobel Prize in literature has been awarded to Polish author Olga Tokarczuk, while the 2019 prize went to Austrian author Peter Handke. (Anders Wiklund/TT via AP)

The Nobel couple fighting poverty clichés .
An Indian professor and his French wife have dedicated their life to fighting against poverty. On Monday, Abhijit Banerjee, 58, and Esther Duflo, 46, won the Nobel Prize in Economics, along with economist Michael Kremer, for their "experimental approach to alleviating global poverty".

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