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Nobel winner Pablo Neruda was almost denied prize because of odes to Stalin

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Pablo Neruda may have won the Nobel prize for literature in 1971, but newly opened archives in Stockholm reveal the judging panel’s concerns about the Chilean poet’s “communist tendencies”. The list of writers in the ...

‘Colossal waste’: Nobel laureates call for 2% cut to military spending worldwide

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More than 50 Nobel laureates have signed an open letter calling for all countries to cut their military spending by 2% a year for the next five years, and put half the saved money in a UN fund to combat pandemics, the...

Journalists Maria Ressa and Dmitry Muratov receive Nobel peace prize in Oslo

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The journalists Maria Ressa and Dmitry Muratov received the Nobel peace prize on Friday at a ceremony that Ressa was almost blocked from attending because of travel restrictions related to legal cases filed against he...

Nobel winner Abdulrazak Gurnah says ‘writing cannot be just about polemics’

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The Nobel laureate Abdulrazak Gurnah, who fled Zanzibar for England in the 1960s, has spoken of how he began writing “in refusal of the self-assured summaries of people who despised and belittled us”. Gurnah, who was ...

Nobel winner: ‘We journalists are the defence line between dictatorship and war’

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The last time a journalist won a Nobel prize was 1935. The journalist who won it – Carl von Ossietzky – had revealed how Hitler was secretly rearming Germany. “And he couldn’t pick it up because he was languishing in ...

Philippines court allows Nobel laureate Maria Ressa to go to Norway

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The Philippine journalist Maria Ressa will be allowed to travel overseas so she can accept her Nobel peace prize in person after a court gave her permission to leave the country to visit Norway this month. Ressa, who ...

Post-Brexit scheme to lure Nobel winners to UK fails to attract single applicant

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A post-Brexit scheme to draw the world’s most celebrated academics and other leading figures to the UK has failed to attract a single applicant in the six months since it opened, it has been reported. The visa route o...

Nobel laureate Orhan Pamuk charged again with ‘insulting Turkishness’

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Nobel laureate Orhan Pamuk is being investigated by the Turkish state for “insulting” the founder of modern Turkey and ridiculing the Turkish flag in his new novel Nights of Plague. Pamuk, who denies the accusations, ...

‘A triumph of truth over lies’: joy in the Philippines over Maria Ressa’s Nobel prize win

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The news that journalist Maria Ressa has been awarded the Nobel peace prize has been greeted with joy by defenders of human rights in the Philippines. Ressa last week became the first Filipino journalist to be awarded...

Nobel prize will have no gender or ethnicity quotas, academy head says

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Swedish scientist and head of the academy that awards Nobel prizes has ruled out the notion of gender or ethnicity quotas in the selection of laureates for the prestigious award. Göran Hansson, the secretary general o...

Nobel economics prize jointly awarded to labour market expert David Card

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A labour market expert whose work influenced the introduction of the UK’s minimum wage has been named as a joint winner of the Nobel economics prize. David Card, a Canadian-born economist, was one of three US-based ac...

Maria Ressa says her Nobel prize is for ‘all journalists around the world’

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Veteran Philippine journalist Maria Ressa has said her Nobel peace prize was for “all journalists around the world” as she vowed to continue her battle for press freedom. Ressa, co-founder of news website Rappler, and...

Nobel peace prize winner Maria Ressa: ‘A world without facts means a world without truth’ – video

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Maria Ressa, the journalist and founder of the Philippine news organisation Rappler, said 'we are fighting for facts' after she was announced the joint-winner of the 2021 Nobel peace prize with the Russian journalist ...

Abdulrazak Gurnah: where to start with the Nobel prize winner

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For more than three decades, Abdulrazak Gurnah has been writing with a quiet and unwavering conviction about those relegated to the forgotten corners of history. Born in Zanzibar in 1948, Gurnah fled political oppress...

Abdulrazak Gurnah wins the 2021 Nobel prize in literature

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The Nobel prize in literature has been awarded to the novelist Abdulrazak Gurnah, for his “uncompromising and compassionate penetration of the effects of colonialism and the fate of the refugee in the gulf between cul...

Pair win Nobel prize in chemistry for work on organic catalysts

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Two scientists have won the 2021 Nobel prize in chemistry for the discovery of a new class of catalyst that has revolutionised the development of drugs and hi-tech materials. The winners, Scottish-born David MacMillan...

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