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‘Emotional’ author Atwood honored at Windsor Castle

10 October, 2019 8:46 am 8:46 am

WINDSOR, England (Reuters) – An “emotional” Margaret Atwood added to her long list of accolades as the Canadian author became a member of the Order of the Companions of Honour for her services to literature at a ceremony at Britain’s Windsor Castle. Dressed in a dark dress, colorful scarf and red hat, the 79-year-old, who … Read More

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Austrian Handke and Pole Tokarczuk win Nobel prizes for literature

10 October, 2019 5:44 pm 5:44 pm

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) – Austria’s Peter Handke won the 2019 Nobel Prize for Literature, and the postponed 2018 award went to Polish author Olga Tokarczuk, the Swedish Academy said on Thursday. Two Nobels were awarded this year after last year’s prize was postponed over a scandal that led to the husband of an Academy member being … Read More

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US-born scholar of Japanese literature Donald Keene dies at 96

02 February, 2019 8:37 am 8:37 am

TOKYO (Reuters) – A noted U.S.-born scholar of Japanese literature who received the country’s highest cultural award, Donald Keene, has died of heart failure in Tokyo, domestic media said on Sunday. He was 96. Keene was known for introducing Japan’s culture in the United States and around the world through his scholarship and translations of … Read More

Nobel prize winning author V.S. Naipaul dies aged 85

08 August, 2018 8:25 am 8:25 am

LONDON (Reuters) – Trinidad-born British author V.S. Naipaul, who won the Nobel Prize for literature in 2001, has died at his home in London aged 85. Vidiadhar Surajprasad Naipaul, who began writing in the 1950s, won numerous coveted literary awards during his career during which he wrote critically acclaimed novels such as “A House for … Read More