Laureates

The Nobel Committee for Literature at the Swedish Academy is responsible for the selection of candidates for the Literature Prize from the names submitted for consideration by qualified nominators, who have been invited through formal letters. The Nobel Committee for Literature 2018 Members Per Wästberg (Chairman) FD, Writer Anders Olsson Professor, Writer Kristina Lugn Writer…

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The Nobel Peace Prize is awarded by a committee of five, appointed by the Storting (the Norwegian parliament). The Norwegian Nobel Committee 2018 Members Berit Reiss-Andersen (Chair) Lawyer Henrik Syse (Vice Chair) Professor, Senior Researcher at the International Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO) Anne Enger Independent adviser, former County Governor and member of Parliament/government Asle…

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Nominations

  The Nobel Committee for Physics at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences is responsible for the selection of candidates for the Physics Prize from the names submitted for consideration by qualified nominators, who have been invited through formal letters. Nobel Committee for Physics 2018 Members Olga Botner (Chair) Professor of Experimental Elementary Particle Physics…

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Prize Awarder for the Nobel Peace Prize The Norwegian Nobel Committee is responsible for selecting the Nobel Peace Prize Laureates. By the terms of the Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded by the Norwegian Nobel Committee since 1901. Alfred Nobel left no explanation as to why the prize for peace was to be awarded by…

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  On 27 November 1895, Alfred Nobel signed his last will and testament, giving the largest share of his fortune to a series of prizes, the Nobel Prizes. As described in Nobel’s will one part was dedicated to “the person who shall have produced in the field of literature the most outstanding work in an…

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Read an excerpt from a book written by a Nobel Laureate in Literature. Or choose a poem from an array of poetry excerpts. Pick a title! Prose Excerpt from Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro, Nobel Laureate in Literature 2016 Excerpt from Voices from Chernobyl by Svetlana Alexievich, Nobel Laureate in Literature 2015 Excerpt…

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Kazuo Ishiguro. Ill: N. Elmehed. © Nobel Media 2017 2017 Nobel Prize in Literature The is awarded to “who, in novels of great emotional force, has uncovered the abyss beneath our illusory sense of connection with the world”. Awarded to 114 Nobel Laureates since 1901 “The said interest shall be divided into five equal parts, which…

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The Nobel Laureates are required “to give a lecture on a subject connected with the work for which the prize has been awarded”according to the Nobel Foundation statutes. The lecture should be given before, or no later than six months after, the Nobel Prize Award Ceremony, which takes place in Stockholm or, in the case…

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Prize Awarder for the Prize in Economic Sciences The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences is responsible for selecting the Laureates in Economic Sciences. Since 1969, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences awards the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Memory of Alfred Nobel. The Academy was founded in 1739 and has today about 470 Swedish and 175…

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On 27 November 1895, Alfred Nobel signed his last will and testament, giving the largest share of his fortune to a series of prizes in Physics, Chemistry, Physiology or Medicine, Literature and Peace – the Nobel Prizes. In 1968, Sveriges Riksbank (Sweden’s central bank) established The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of…

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