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Nobel Prize in literature to be announced in Stockholm

by Sophia Chen
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The Nobel Prize in literature is set to be revealed in Stockholm this Thursday, adding to the prestigious list of past laureates, which includes notable figures such as Toni Morrison, Ernest Hemingway, and Jean-Paul Sartre, who notably declined the honor in 1964.

The announcement of this year’s laureate or laureates is scheduled for 1 p.m. (1100 GMT), with the hope of avoiding a repeat of Wednesday’s incident, where a press release prematurely disclosed the names of the three chemistry laureates to Swedish media, hours ahead of the official press event.

In the previous year, French author Annie Ernaux secured the prize, lauded by the Swedish Academy for the “courage and clinical acuity” displayed in her literary works, deeply rooted in the backdrop of her small-town upbringing in Normandy, northwest France. Notably, Ernaux was the 17th woman among the 119 Nobel literature laureates. The Nobel literature prize has been subject to criticism for its perceived bias towards European and North American authors, as well as its male-dominated history.

Recent Nobel Prize announcements have recognized groundbreaking achievements in various fields. The chemistry prize honored Moungi Bawendi of MIT, Louis Brus of Columbia University, and Alexei Ekimov of Nanocrystals Technology Inc. for their pioneering work with minuscule quantum dots, which emit brilliantly colored light and find applications in electronics and medical imaging.

In a significant breakthrough, Hungarian-American Katalin Karikó and American Drew Weissman were awarded the Nobel Prize in medicine for their pivotal contributions that enabled the development of mRNA vaccines against COVID-19.

The physics prize recognized French-Swedish physicist Anne L’Huillier, French scientist Pierre Agostini, and Hungarian-born Ferenc Krausz for their groundbreaking work, which provided the first fleeting glimpse into the lightning-fast realm of spinning electrons.

The Nobel Peace Prize will be announced on Friday, followed by the culmination of the awards season with the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences on Monday.

The Nobel Prizes carry a substantial cash award of 11 million Swedish kronor ($1 million) from a fund established by the prize’s founder, Swedish inventor Alfred Nobel. Recipients also receive an 18-carat gold medal and a diploma during the award ceremonies held in December.


Reporting by Corder from The Hague, Netherlands.


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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Nobel Prize in Literature Announcement

Q: When will the Nobel Prize in literature be announced this year?

A: The Nobel Prize in literature for this year is set to be announced at 1 p.m. (1100 GMT).

Q: Who were the chemistry laureates awarded before the literature prize announcement?

A: The chemistry laureates honored earlier were Moungi Bawendi, Louis Brus, and Alexei Ekimov for their work with quantum dots.

Q: What was the Nobel Prize in medicine awarded for this year?

A: The Nobel Prize in medicine this year recognized Katalin Karikó and Drew Weissman for their contributions to mRNA vaccines against COVID-19.

Q: Who received the physics prize this year, and what was their groundbreaking work?

A: The physics prize was awarded to Anne L’Huillier, Pierre Agostini, and Ferenc Krausz for providing insight into the world of spinning electrons.

Q: When and where can the Nobel Peace Prize and Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences be expected?

A: The Nobel Peace Prize will be announced on Friday, and the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences will conclude the awards season on Monday.

Q: What is the cash award for Nobel Prizes, and what do recipients receive?

A: Nobel Prizes come with an 11 million Swedish kronor ($1 million) cash award, along with an 18-carat gold medal and a diploma presented during the December award ceremonies.

Q: What is the historical criticism associated with the Nobel Prize in literature?

A: The Nobel literature prize has faced criticism for its perceived bias towards European and North American writers and its male-dominated history.

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6 comments

InquisitiveMind October 5, 2023 - 9:47 am

Euro, North America bias, and male dominance in Nobel lit? Issues from the past.

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CurrentEventsFan October 5, 2023 - 11:55 am

Nobel Peace Prize on Friday, Economics one on Monday. Big week for Nobel!

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BookLover42 October 5, 2023 - 1:32 pm

So, Annie Ernaux, French author, won last year, just 17th woman Nobel lit prize. History stuff is like whoa.

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ScienceGeek87 October 5, 2023 - 4:07 pm

mRNA vaccines Nobel prize, awesome! Tiny quantum dots too, they light up our world.

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HistoryBuff55 October 5, 2023 - 6:33 pm

Alfred Nobel’s legacy lives on, controversies and all. Nobel Prizes, gold medals, and diplomas, fancy!

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Reader123 October 5, 2023 - 9:41 pm

Wow, the Nobel Prize in literature announced at 1 pm. Can’t wait! Chemistry prize went to Moungi Bawendi, Louis Brus, Alexei Ekimov, cool stuff!

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