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Nobel Prize Awards

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  • Elie Wiesel asks 'Why?'

    Elie Wiesel asks 'Why?'
    In the current issue of Hadassah Magazine, Elie Wiesel, a Nobel Laureate for Peace since 1986, tells the story of a television interview in which he was asked what he would say to God if he could talk to him. His answer was: "I would say one word. Why?"...
  • Nobel for LEDs: Award citation missed the most important point

    The award of this year's Nobel Prize in Physics to Isamu Akasaki, Hiroshi Amano and Shuji Nakamura is well deserved but for reasons going far beyond those the Nobel Committee has cited. The citation reads, "for the invention of efficient blue light-...
  • Patrick Modiano of France wins Nobel Prize in Literature

    STOCKHOLM Patrick Modiano of France won the 2014 Nobel Prize in Literature, the Swedish Academy announced Thursday. The 69-year-old author was awarded "for the art of memory with which he has evoked the most ungraspable human destinies and uncovered...
  • Jac Wilder VerSteeg: Want women in power? South Florida's the place

    Jac Wilder VerSteeg: Want women in power?  South Florida's the place
    I write in praise of Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi, even though I will vote against her. I write in praise of Florida Senate candidate Ellyn Bogdanoff, even though I hope incumbent Sen. Maria Sachs defeats her. A brave Muslim girl whose full name I...
  • What's next for Chicago Humanities Festival?

    What's next for Chicago Humanities Festival?
    Call this interview "Festival 101," and think of it as the Chicago Humanities Festival event that's not on the schedule. In the organization's nondescript offices on North Dearborn Street, CHF Executive Director Phillip Bahar and Program Director Alison...
  • 'Zealot' at SCR continues playwright's topical work

     'Zealot' at SCR continues playwright's topical work
    Given how quickly circumstances change around the globe, Theresa Rebeck's new play may evoke some unplanned responses when it premieres at South Coast Repertory. But if it does, Rebeck has been there before — and so has Marc Masterson, the Costa...
  • Nobel Prize in literature goes to French author Patrick Modiano

    The 2014 Nobel Prize in literature goes to French author Patrick Modiano, the Swedish Academy announced Thursday morning. Though not well known in the U.S., Modiano is highly regarded in France. He had been considered among the top contenders for the...
  • Previous winners of Nobel Prize for Literature

    Previous winners of Nobel Prize for Literature
    STOCKHOLM - French writer Patrick Modiano has won the 2014 Nobel Prize for Literature. Here is a list of previous winners going back to 1980. 2013 - Alice Munro (Canada) 2012 - Mo Yan (China 2011 - Tomas Transtromer (Sweden) 2010 - Mario Vargas...
  • Who is Patrick Modiano, the 2014 Nobel prizewinner?

    The 2014 winner of the Nobel Prize in literature is French author Patrick Modiano. A winner of the Prix Goncourt, France's top literary award, Modiano has published more than 30 books, mostly novels. His debut was "La place de l’├ętoile," published...
  • Should the National Book Award rethink its longlist?

    Should the National Book Award rethink its longlist?
    I'm not a fan of the National Book Award longlist. Created in 2013 as a way to provoke more buzz around the awards and literature in general, it seems to me, in its second year, to be having the opposite effect. Back in September, when the four...
  • The Nobel goes to whom? We investigate an obscure author

    The news that the Nobel Prize in literature has gone to an obscure author gives me the option of displaying either side of my persona: the pundit or the populist. This year's winner, Patrick Modiano, writes in French and is virtually unknown in America....