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A glance at Nobel literature winner Alice Munro

Canadian author Alice Munro. AP

Munro has published more than a dozen collections of short stories since the 1960s, often focusing on the lives of girls and women from the towns and farming communities in her home region of southwestern Ontario. She has been compared to Anton Chekhov for her exploration of the submerged passions and dramas in quiet provincial lives.

Posted: October 10th, 2013 in Arts and Books,Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Canada’s Alice Munro wins Nobel literature prize

A photo taken on June 25, 2009 in Dublin, Ireland shows Canadian author Alice Munro who has been awarded the 2013 Nobel Literature Prize, the Royal Swedish Academy announced on October 10, 2013 in Stockholm.  AFP

Canadian writer Alice Munro has won this year’s Nobel Prize in literature.

Posted: October 10th, 2013 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Your guide to the 2013 Nobel Prizes

Martin Karplus describes molecular behavior as he speaks to reporters at Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass., after being awarded the Nobel Prize in chemistry, Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013. AP

Here’s a look at the achievements being honored by this year’s Nobel Prizes, the $1.2 million awards handed out since 1901 by committees in Stockholm and Oslo:

Posted: October 10th, 2013 in Arts and Books,Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

‘God Particle’ in focus as Nobel season kicks off

Belgium physicist Francois Englert (left) and British physicist Peter Higgs (right) answer journalists’ questions at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) in Meyrin near Geneva, Switzerland, in July 4, 2012 file photo. The announcements of 2013 Nobel Prize winners will start Monday Oct 7 with the medicine award and continue with physics, chemistry, literature, peace and economics. Englert and Higgs are among the possible contenders for the physics prize for their work on the so-called "God particle". AP

The Nobel season kicks off Monday amid expectations that the physics prize will honor the discovery of the “God Particle”, while a Pakistani girl who was shot and nearly killed by the Taliban could receive the peace prize.

Posted: October 7th, 2013 in Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Japan’s Murakami favorite for Nobel prize

Haruki Murakami. AFP FILE PHOTO

Japanese literary superstar Haruki Murakami is favourite for this year’s Nobel Prize in Literature, betting odds showed Friday, after repeatedly being mentioned as a contender for the prestigious global gong.

Posted: September 20th, 2013 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Nobel-winning Irish poet Seamus Heaney dies at 74

Photo dated May 1st 1970 of Irish poet, playwright and Nobel prize winner Seamus Heaney. AP

To all lovers of the perfectly weighed word, Seamus Heaney offered hope on this side of the grave. Heaney, 74, died Friday in a Dublin hospital some 18 years after he won the Nobel Prize in literature and gained global recognition as Ireland’s greatest poet since William Butler Yeats.

Posted: August 31st, 2013 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Chile’s Neruda bone remains to be analyzed in US

A visitor stands next to the grave of literature Nobel laureate Pablo Neruda and his wife Matilde Urrutia in Isla Negra, Chile. Bone remains of Neruda will be analyzed in the United States as investigators seek to resolve a four-decade mystery about his death. AP file photo

Bone remains of Chilean Nobel literature laureate Pablo Neruda will be analyzed in the United States as investigators seek to resolve a four-decade mystery about his death.

Posted: April 13th, 2013 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Neruda foundation supports exhumation for autopsy

Pablo Neruda in a photo taken on Oct. 21, 1971, talking with reporters in Paris after being named the 1971 Nobel Prize for Literature. AP file photo

The body of Nobel Prize-winning poet Pablo Neruda will be exhumed for an autopsy seeking clues to what killed him.

Posted: February 9th, 2013 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

US professor nominated for Nobel dies

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Elwood Jensen, an award-winning University of Cincinnati professor nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize for work that opened the door to advances in fighting cancer, has died of pneumonia. He was 92.

Posted: December 22nd, 2012 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Nobel winner Mo urges China dissident’s freedom

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DISOWNED, EXILED, NOW CHINA’S PRIDE. In this photo taken Tuesday August 2, 2011, Chinese writer Mo Yan poses for photos in a theater in Beijing. Mo was awarded the Nobel Prize in literature on Thursday, October 11, 2012, a cause of pride for a government that had disowned the only previous Chinese winner of the award, an exiled critic. AP

China’s newly named Nobel laureate for literature expressed hope Friday that an imprisoned Chinese winner of the Nobel Peace Prize will be freed, putting a dent in the ruling Communist Party’s attempts to burnish its credentials with the latest prize.

Posted: October 13th, 2012 in Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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