The 2011 winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature, a notoriously hard-to-predict award, will be announced on Thursday. Here are the winners from the past decade. Some were surprise candidates while others were expected but all – in their own unique styles – caught the attention of the Nobel committee.
Agnes Vertes, who survived the Nazi Holocaust in Europe as a child, is one of many Americans sharing their stories now, while they still can.
A young Swedish Muslim, Siavosh Derakhti, has founded a group that educates young people about the evils and dangers of anti-Semitism, racism, and xenophobia.
Hungarian police officer Laszlo Csatary allegedly helped deport more than 15,000 Jews to a Nazi death camp. He was arrested in 2012 – 65 years after being sentenced in absentia.
Hans Lipschis was taken into custody Monday for what German authorities said was 'compelling evidence' of his work as a guard at the Auschwitz extermination camp.
Dec. 14, 2012, will long be remembered in Newtown, Conn., and well beyond. Tears will long be shed. Prayers and comfort will long be needed.