Nobel Prize

V.S. Naipaul, Nobel Prize-Winning Author, Dies at 85

V.S. Naipaul, the Trinidad-born Nobel laureate whose precise and lyrical writing in such novels as “A Bend in the River” and “A House for Mr. Biswas” and brittle, misanthropic personality made him one of the world’s most admired and contentious writers, died at his London home, his family said. He was 85.

This 2001 file photo shows British author V.S. Naipaul in Salisbury, England. The Trinidad-born Nobel laureate whose celebrated writing and brittle, provocative personality drew admiration and revulsion in equal measures, died Saturday, Aug. 11, 2018, at his London home, his family said. He was 85. (Chris Ison/PA via AP)

Israelis Mourn Elie Wiesel As One Of Their Own

Ynetnews reports: Elie Wiesel never lived in Israel, but on Sunday the country mourned the death of the esteemed author and Nobel peace laureate as though it had lost a national icon. A frequent visitor who was fluent in Hebrew, Wiesel

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Nobel Prize For Economics Still Contentious After 75 Winners

For economists, who often disagree with one another and get their forecasts wrong, the idea of a Nobel Prize for economics remains controversial after 75 years. This year’s winner of the “Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel”

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Angela Merkel Tipped For 2015 Nobel Peace Prize – Report

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is the favourite for the Nobel Peace Prize, according to the director of the Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO), Kristian Berg Harpviken. Mrs Merkel, whose pro-migration policies have already seen the outbreak of violence, indigenous population evictions, and

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