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Nobel Prize Awards

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  • Candace Pert dies at 67; neuroscientist discovered opiate receptor

    Shortly before she entered graduate school at Johns Hopkins University in 1970, Candace Pert broke her back in a riding accident. Dulling the pain from her injury with morphine led her to speculate about how the drug exerted its effects on the brain....
  • Ronald Coase dies at 102; economist was oldest living Nobel laureate

    Ronald Coase, a British-born University of Chicago economist whose Nobel Prize-winning work on the role of corporations stemmed from visits in the early 1930s to American companies including Ford Motor Co. and Union Carbide Corp., has died. He was 102....
  • Kongar-ol Ondar dies at 51; master of Tuvan throat singing

    Kongar-ol Ondar dies at 51; master of Tuvan throat singing
    What do Richard Feynman, Willie Nelson, Frank Zappa and Boris Yeltsin have in common? The answer was embodied in a radiant, round-faced Siberian singer named Kongar-ol Ondar, whose voice was unlike any in the western world. Ondar was a master of...
  • Alice Munro has retired from writing. Or has she?

    Alice Munro has retired from writing. Or has she?
    Before winning the Nobel Prize in Literature, Canadian short story master Alice Munro announced her retirement in an interview with Mark Medley of Canada's National Post. “When you’re my age,” Munro said in June, “you don’t...
  • Nobel Prize finally goes to an author we've heard of

    Nobel Prize finally goes to an author we've heard of
    Today's Nobel Prize for Literature, awarded to Canadian Alice Munro, is a departure from recent prizes. More often than not, the judges have appeared intent on raising awareness of authors who have toiled largely outside the American media marketing...
  • The writer who was mistaken for Stephen King

    The writer who was mistaken for Stephen King
    Canadian writer Emily Schultz published her first novel, “Joyland,” in 2006 on ECW, a small press based in Toronto. A coming-of-age tale set in a video-game arcade, "Joyland" did not make bestseller lists or sell in large quantities. So...
  • Alice Munro wins 2013 Nobel Prize in literature

    Alice Munro is the winner of the 2013 Nobel Prize in literature. The Canadian author was lauded for being "master of the short story" by Peter Englund, permanent secretary of the Swedish Academy. Munro, 82, is the rare author who has made a career of...
  • Alice Munro, reviewed by L.A. Times: 'casually impeccable,' 'genius'

    Alice Munro, reviewed by L.A. Times: 'casually impeccable,' 'genius'
    Alice Munro, who won the Nobel Prize in Literature on Thursday, lives a quiet life in a small town in Ontario, Canada. When the Los Angeles Times' Susan Salter Reynolds visited her in 2006, she explained that she was a "weird" teenager. "I was already...
  • Alice Munro's Nobel Prize win: 'A true master' of the short story

    Alice Munro's Nobel Prize win: 'A true master' of the short story
    When the Nobel Prize in Literature was announced Thursday morning, literary Twitter flowed in three general veins: congratulations for the much-admired Alice Munro, the new Nobel laureate; wry commentary on how the prize is talked about in Western media...
  • Megyn Kelly To Interview ABC's Diane Sawyer on Fox News

    Newly christened Fox News Channel primetime host Megyn Kelly is slated to interview ABC "World News" anchor Diane Sawyer during "The Kelly File" at 9 p.m. Friday, part of an effort to gain attention for the program in its first week. Fox News said...
  • Is Madeline really 75 years old? Her author talks to NPR

    Is Madeline really 75 years old? Her author talks to NPR
    The very first book featuring the little girl in a coat and yellow hat, "Madeline," appeared in 1939, and the Madeline series has continued ever since. On Friday, NPR got the jump on Madeline's upcoming 75th birthday by talking to her author. The...