Normally I would be posting the details of the Nobel Prize for Literature about now, but this year there is no Nobel prize for Literature, it has been cancelled; what the heck is going on? There has been rather a lot of drama, what has been happening might even qualify at the plot of a … Read moreWhy is there no 2018 Nobel Prize for Literature?
The Nobel Prize in Literature for 2017 is awarded to the English author Kazuo Ishiguro “who, in novels of great emotional force, has uncovered the abyss beneath our illusory sense of connection with the world”. My Immediate Thoughts This is a good choice, it is back to normal after last year’s rather unusual selection. The … Read more2017 Nobel Prize – Literature
This is the last remaining Nobel prize for 2016. Normally it is announced along with all the others, but this year that announcement was postponed for one week. Clearly there was some vigorous debate taking place and so the potential for a very surprising pick was in the pipeline. The announcement that they had picked … Read more2016 Nobel Prize – Literature – A very very big surprise
Today’s Nobel Award moves on from science to Literature. The leap from science to literature might appear odd, but is like this because Alfred Nobel within his will decreed it… one part to the person who shall have produced in the field of literature the most outstanding work in an ideal direction The written word is … Read more2015 Nobel Prize : Literature
The written word is in many respects a profound concept – the idea that we can capture and persist thoughts, feelings, ideas, concepts, dreams and visions in a format that can live on long after the author has passed and be picked up and absorbed is truly astonishing. We take it for granted because we have … Read more2014 Nobel Prize – Literature … the writing is on the wall
While the written word can often be mundane, there are works that are truly profound because they express new and unique ideas, insights and thoughts, or craft an image in the mind that truly entrances us. While it is of course appropriate to grant scientific awards to those that push forward our understanding of who … Read more2013 Nobel Prize – Literature