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Nobel Prize laureate Herta Muller accuses Mo Yan of praising his country's censorship laws and calls his win 'a slap in the face for all those working for democracy and human rights.'
Has the perceived value of empathy and compassion begun to pale before our concern that literature must engage with the world?
10/14/2011 02:54 pm
Swedish poet Tomas Transtromer has been awarded the Nobel Prize for literature with poetry that "gives us fresh access to reality."
10/06/2011 10:02 am
An international group of writers are suing five American universities for copyright infringement – and sending a warning to Google Books.
09/13/2011 12:45 pm
Mario Vargas Llosa has won the 2010 Nobel Prize for Literature. The Peruvian author and former presidential candidate received the prestigious Cervantes Prize in 1995 and is the first South American author to win the Nobel since Gabriel García Márquez won the award in 1982. Here are the past decade's winners.
10/07/2010 02:11 pm
10/16/2009 01:00 am
The two economists were awarded Nobel Prizes Monday. Eleven of the 13 Nobel Prizes went to Americans, but that's hardly an endorsement of the country's policies.
10/12/2009 01:00 am