Book excerpts

On, you can find excerpts from many of the literature laureates’ literary works such as Olga Tokarczuk’s book Flights, Gabriel García Márquez’s novel One Hundred Years of Solitude and Wisława Szymborska’s poem ‘The Three Oddest Words’. Enjoy some excerpts from books or poems written by literature laureates. Discover all the excerpts here.


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Nobel Peace Prize awarded work

Nobel Peace Prize 2014
Already at eleven years of age Malala Yousafzai fought for girls’ right to education. After having suffered an attack on her life by Taliban gunmen in 2012, she has continued her struggle and become a leading advocate of girls’ rights.
Malala Yousafzai

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Hear physics laureate Pierre Agostini describe how he found his love of science: ”It was only when I started doing research that I discovered the fun of physics.” Agostini also talks about multiphoton ionisation, Planck time and contradicting Einstein.
Pierre Agostini showing his Nobel Prize medal

Pierre Agostini showing his Nobel Prize medal during a visit to the Nobel Foundation on 11 December 2023.

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Statement by the Norwegian Nobel Committee


Kristian Berg Harpviken will become the new Director of the Norwegian Nobel Institute. He is currently Research Professor at the Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO). “I have worked with peace my entire life, so for me, this is the dream job,” says Dr Harpviken.

The Norwegian Nobel Institute serves as the secretariat for the Norwegian Nobel Committee, which has awarded the Nobel Peace Prize since the very beginning in 1901.
Kristian Berg Harpviken (1)

Kristian Berg Harpviken.

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In memoriam

Bengt Samuelsson passed away on 5 July 2024, age 90. He was awarded the 1982 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for discoveries concerning prostaglandins and related biologically active substances.

Bengt I. Samuelsson
Canadian author Alice Munro passed away on 15 May 2024. She was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature 2013 with the motivation “master of the contemporary short story”.

Alice Munro
Roger Guillemin passade away on 21 February, age 100. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1977 for discoveries concerning the peptide hormone production of the brain.

Roger Guillemin