Since Monday, the Nobel Foundation has been announcing the Nobel Prize winners of 2015. Today the Nobel Prize 2015 in Literature will be announced.
The Nobel Committee will announce the Nobel Prize 2015 in Literature today at 1pm CET in Stockholm. The prize will be announced by Sara Danius, Permanent Secretary of the Swedish Academy. 106 Nobel Prizes in Chemistry have been awarded since 1901. The Nobel Prize in Literature has been handed out 107 times to 111 Nobel Laureates between 1901 and 2014.
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The Nobel Prize in Literature for 2015 is awarded to the Belarusian author Svetlana Alexievich.
There are many names of authors in discussions about who will win the 2015 Nobel Prize in Literature. Names that get thrown around include Peter Handke, Svetlana Alexievich, Joyce Carol Oates, Haruki Murakami, Philip Roth and Salman Rushdie.
American authors did not get an Nobel Prize in Literature since 1993, when Toni Morrison got the highest honor in Literature.
In 2014 the Nobel Prize in Literature went to Patrick Modiano for the art of memory with which he has evoked the most ungraspable human destinies and uncovered the life-world of the occupation.
The announcement of the 2015 Nobel Prize in Literature will be streamed live online on the Nobel Prize site. If the Youtube player does not work, use the link to the Flash Player. This has worked for me in the past days.
The 2015 Peace Nobel Prize will close out this week of Nobel Prizes. On Monday is an encore with the announcement of the Nobel Prize in Economic sciences.
Nobel Prize 2015 Schedule
LITERATURE - October 8, 1:00 p.m.
PEACE - Friday 9 October, 11:00 a.m.
ECONOMIC SCIENCES - Monday 12 October, 1:00 p.m. at the earliest
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The Nobel Prize is awarded since 1901. the Nobel Prize has been honoring men and women from all corners of the globe for outstanding achievements in physics, chemistry, physiology or medicine, literature, and for work in peace. In 1895 Alfred Nobel wrote his last will, leaving much of his wealth to the establishment of the Nobel Prize. Nobel is the inventor of dynamite and holder of 355 patents. He was born in 1833 and died 1896.