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Nobel Prize in Literature Awarded to Olga Tokarczuk and Peter Handke
The 2018 and 2019 laureates were named at the same time because last year’s prize was postponed over a scandal involving a husband of an academy member.
The academy made several organizational changes following the scandal, including appointing five independent experts to help choose winners. That was good enough for the Nobel Foundation. But some observers think not enough has been done. The Swedish Academy… [+2382 chars]
Alex Marshall
2019-10-10 11:20:13




The 2019 National Book Award For Young People's Literature Longlist Is Full Of Must-Read YA Books - Bustle
The 2019 National Book Award For Young People's Literature Longlist Is Full Of Must-Read YA Books Bustle Novel on Duterte's drug war on longlist for US National Book Awards INQUIRER.net National Book Award for Young People’s Literature sets longlist Los Angel…
If you're a YA fan looking for the next big read, your search stops here. The 2019 National Book Award for Young People's Literature longlist is comprised of 10 must-read young adult novels, story collections, poems, and memoirs. If you dig YA, you're going t… [+4432 chars]

2019-09-16 21:33:00




Nobel prize winner Tokarczuk calls for democracy revival in Poland
Polish author Olga Tokarczuk, who on Thursday was named the 2018 winner of the Nobel literature prize, said that Poland's general election on Sunday presents a chance for improving democracy in the country.
WARSAW (Reuters) - Polish author Olga Tokarczuk, who on Thursday was named the 2018 winner of the Nobel literature prize, said that Poland’s general election on Sunday presents a chance for improving democracy in the country. Opinion polls show the ruling L… [+617 chars]
Reuters Editorial
2019-10-10 17:04:37




Olga Tokarczuk And Peter Handke Win Nobel Literature Prizes For 2018, 2019
Two Nobel Prizes in literature were announced after the 2018 literature award was postponed following sex abuse allegations that rocked the Swedish Academy.
STOCKHOLM (AP) The Nobel prizes in literature for 2018 and 2019 were awarded to Polish author Olga Tokarczuk and Austrian author Peter Handke. The two Nobel Prizes in literature were announced Thursday after the 2018 literature award was postponed following … [+3244 chars]
AP
2019-10-10 11:05:27




Nobel Prize: Could Greta Thunberg win it and why is it important?
Greta Thunberg is a nominee for the 100th Nobel Peace Prize, with the winner being announced on Friday.
Image copyrightGetty Images Teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg is among the nominees for this year's Nobel Peace Prize - the 100th to be awarded - with the winner being announced on Friday. But what is the Nobel Prize and why is it so prestigious? Wh… [+5411 chars]
https://www.facebook.com/bbcnews
2019-10-10 23:35:57




Peter Handke: Critics hit out at Nobel Prize award
The Austrian writer voiced support for the Serbs during the 1990s Yugoslav war.
Image copyrightReuters Critics have hit out at the decision to give Peter Handke a Nobel Prize for Literature. The Austrian playwright, novelist and poet was awarded the 2019 prize on Thursday. He is a highly controversial figure for his support for the … [+1909 chars]
https://www.facebook.com/bbcnews
2019-10-10 21:10:15




Nancy Drew and the Mystery of Her Enduring Relevance
Why is Nancy Drew still prowling around popular culture? And why is she so hard to adapt successfully?
Each new adaptation has to reckon, Rehak explained, with the Nancy readers think they know. Its very hard to disconnect her from the decades and decades of cultural presence that she has had, she said. On Oct. 9, she returns again, in Nancy Drew, an hourlong… [+998 chars]
Alexis Soloski
2019-10-07 19:55:08




Polish, Austrian authors awarded Nobel Prizes in Literature
Polish author Olga Tokarczuk and Austrian novelist Peter Handke were both awarded the world's most prestigious literature prize on Thursday.
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 repr… [+2137 chars]
Morgan Winsor
2019-10-10 12:25:25




Two Authors Just Won the Nobel Prize for Literature. Here’s What to Know About Them
Austrian novelist Peter Handke and Polish author Olga Tokarczuk won the 2018 and 2019 Nobel Prize for Literature, the academy said Thursday.
For the first time in the Nobel Prize for Literature’s 118-year history, two authors were announced Thursday as recipients of the award: Austrian novelist and playwright Peter Handke and Polish author Olga Tokarczuk. (Handke received the Prize for 2019. Tokar… [+4710 chars]
Sanya Mansoor
2019-10-10 18:43:12




The Week in Books
Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey’s “She Said,” new memoirs from Demi Moore and Edward Snowden, “Super Tuesday” for publishing and more.
And there are still plenty more noteworthy books coming out this month. One of this weeks big titles is The Education of Brett Kavanaugh, by the Times reporters Robin Pogrebin and Kate Kelly. The book reinvestigates the misconduct allegations against the Supr… [+1017 chars]

2019-09-15 09:58:58




This Politician Lives in His Mom’s Basement and He’s Campaigning on It
Josh Lafazan is one of the youngest legislators in New York. His interns — some of them only 12 years old — are part of his youth movement.
Twelve-year-old Nicholas Fernandes didnt spend his vacation at camp or playing Xbox all day. Instead, he devoted his summer to work on a political campaign. Between June and August, Nicholas, along with 75 other student interns (ages 12 to 22), researched po… [+822 chars]
Susan M. Novick
2019-09-27 10:03:25




I Owed My Sibling Money. Must I Give It to the Scamming Widowed Spouse?
The magazine’s Ethicist column on paying your debt to a sibling whose surviving spouse is a con artist, and more.
And, on your account, the person clearly has behaved badly. Its hard to excuse indifference to your childrens interests or misleading people about your financial condition in order to extract money from them. You can have sympathy, though, with people who are… [+2571 chars]
Kwame Anthony Appiah
2019-10-01 09:00:07




Canadian-born scientist James Peebles wins 2019 Nobel Prize in physics - CTV News
Canadian-born scientist James Peebles wins 2019 Nobel Prize in physics CTV News Manitoba-born James Peebles, 2 others awarded Nobel Prize in Physics CBC.ca Astrophysicists explaining universe's evolution share Nobel prize Aljazeera.com Can the Nobel Prize in …
TORONTO Canadian-born James Peebles is one of three scientists to receive the 2019 Nobel Prize in physics for contributions to our understanding of the evolution of our universe and Earths place in the cosmos. Peebles, the Albert Einstein Professor of Scienc… [+3788 chars]
Cillian O'Brien
2019-10-08 13:09:00




Sweary self-help: The brief history of a very extra genre
It's tough to practice real self-care when the internet's obsessed with #selfcare. Let Mashable help with our new series Me, My Self-Care & I. What, and I cannot stress this enough, the fuck is going on in the world of self-help literature? After decades of s…
It's tough to practice real self-care when the internet's obsessed with #selfcare. Let Mashable help with our new series Me, My Self-Care & I. What, and I cannot stress this enough, the fuck is going on in the world of self-help literature? After decade… [+9110 chars]
Chris Taylor
2019-09-27 10:00:00




Economics Needs More Black Women
We are underrepresented in the profession, which is bad for everyone.
I would not recommend my own (black) child to go into this field, said one of the black female respondents. It was a mistake for me to choose this field. Had I known that it would be so toxic, I would not have. Many black women who might want to study econom… [+1707 chars]
Lisa D. Cook and Anna Gifty Opoku-Agyeman
2019-10-01 00:16:11




Abiy Ahmed Awarded Nobel Peace Prize
Mr. Abiy, the prime minister of Ethiopia, spearheaded a peace accord in his region and catalyzed reforms at home.
Abiy Ahmed, the prime minister of Ethiopia,was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday, for his work in restarting peace talks with neighboring Eritrea, ending a long stalemate between the two countries. Nadia Murad and Denis Mukwege jointly won the award i… [+1331 chars]
Matina Stevis-Gridneff
2019-10-11 09:06:00




The best free-to-play games
Gone are the days where free games equated to ropey puzzle games and knock-off clones of games that had a price tag. These days, courtesy of in-app payments and the ease of offering both a sample of title alongside its full-fat version, there's actually plent…
Apex Legends Although Fortnite is without a doubt the most popular free-to-play battle royale game, that doesn't mean you won't have a great time with the rest of the bunch. Apex Legends is the perfect example of that. From the studio that brought you Titanf… [+6965 chars]
Engadget
2019-09-28 15:00:00




32 Times Tumblr Made Some Absolutely Genius Jokes About Literature
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Tessa Fahey
2019-10-06 22:35:50




Gene name errors are widespread in the scientific literature
The spreadsheet software Microsoft Excel, when used with default settings, is known to convert gene names to dates and floating-point numbers. A programmatic scan of leading genomics journals reveals that approximately one-fifth of papers with supplementary E…


2019-09-23 11:47:56




Nobel literature pick heartens liberal Poles in populist era
The Swedish Academy's decision to bestow the 2018 Nobel Prize in literature on Polish author Olga Tokarczuk has given a rare morale boost to liberal Poles only three days before a national election that is likely to be won by the country's right-wing populist…
WARSAW, Poland (AP) The Swedish Academy's decision to bestow the 2018 Nobel Prize in literature on Polish author Olga Tokarczuk has given a rare morale boost to liberal Poles only three days before a national election that is likely to be won by the country's… [+3545 chars]
VANESSA GERA
2019-10-10 17:47:46
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