Nobel Prizes

Austrian author Peter Handke poses for a photo in his garden at his house in Chaville near Paris, Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019. Handke was awarded the 2019 Nobel Prize in literature earlier Thursday. (AP Photo/Francois More)
October 10, 2019 - 1:16 pm
STOCKHOLM (AP) — Nobel Prizes for literature were awarded Thursday to two writers enmeshed in Europe's social and political fault lines: a liberal Pole who has irked her country's conservative government and an Austrian accused by many liberals of being an apologist for Serbian war crimes. The rare...
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Austrian author Peter Handke poses for a photo in his garden at his house in Chaville near Paris, Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019. Handke was awarded the 2019 Nobel Prize in literature earlier Thursday. (AP Photo/Francois More)
October 10, 2019 - 11:23 am
STOCKHOLM (AP) — The Latest on the awarding of the 2019 Nobel Prizes (all times local): 5:20 p.m. Peter Handke says the decision to award him the Nobel Prize in literature was courageous. The Austrian author, who lives in France, said Thursday the recognition gave him what he described as "a...
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FILE -- In this March 23, 2016 photo Austrian author Peter Handke arrives for an award ceremony in Stuttgart, Germany. The winner of the 2019 Nobel Prize in literature is Austrian author Peter Handke. (Daniel Maurer/dpa via AP, file)
October 10, 2019 - 11:09 am
STOCKHOLM (AP) — The Latest on the awarding of the 2019 Nobel Prizes (all times local): 5 p.m. Kosovo has reacted angrily to the awarding of the Nobel Prize to Austrian writer Peter Handke. Vlora Citaku, Kosovo ambassador to the United States, tweeted that "In a world full of brilliant writers, the...
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FILE - In this file photo dated May 22, 2018, Polish author Olga Tokarczuk after winning the Man Booker International prize 2018, for her book Flights. Polish novelist Olga Tokarczuk was named Thursday Oct. 10, 2019, winner of the 2018 Nobel Prize for literature. (Matt Crossick/PA FILE via AP)
October 10, 2019 - 10:50 am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The Swedish Academy's decision to bestow the 2018 Nobel Prize in literature on Polish author Olga Tokarczuk has given a rare morale boost to liberal Poles only three days before a national election that is likely to be won by the country's right-wing populist party. Tokarczuk...
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FILE -- In this March 23, 2016 photo Austrian author Peter Handke arrives for an award ceremony in Stuttgart, Germany. The winner of the 2019 Nobel Prize in literature is Austrian author Peter Handke. (Daniel Maurer/dpa via AP, file)
October 10, 2019 - 10:17 am
STOCKHOLM (AP) — The Latest on the awarding of the 2019 Nobel Prizes (all times local): 4:10 p.m. Serbian media and officials are praising Peter Handke for winning the Nobel Prize in literature, describing him as a "great friend" of the Serbs. The Austrian writer was an opponent of NATO's...
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FILE -- In this March 15, 2017 photo Polish author Olga Tokarczuk attends a lection in Cologne, Germany. Olga Tokarczuk is named recipient of the 2018 Nobel Prize in Literature, Thursday Oct. 10, 2019. Two Nobel Prizes in literature are announced Thursday after the 2018 literature award was postponed following sex abuse allegations that rocked the Swedish Academy at that time. (Joerg Carstensen/dpa via AP)
October 10, 2019 - 10:05 am
STOCKHOLM (AP) — The Latest on the awarding of the 2019 Nobel Prizes (all times local): 4 p.m. Polish writer Olga Tokarczuk, who on Thursday won the Nobel Prize in literature, has hailed the role of the novel as a "deep way of communication across borders, across languages and across cultures." But...
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FILE -- In this Feb. 12, 2017 photo Polish author Olga Tokarczuk spekas during a press conference in Berlin, Germany. Olga Tokarczuk is named recipient of the 2018 Nobel Prize in Literature, Thursday Oct. 10, 2019. Two Nobel Prizes in literature are announced Thursday after the 2018 literature award was postponed following sex abuse allegations that rocked the Swedish Academy at that time. (Britta Pedersen/dpa via AP)
October 10, 2019 - 9:44 am
STOCKHOLM (AP) — Polish novelist Olga Tokarczuk and Austrian author Peter Handke — two writers whose works are deeply intertwined in Europe's religious, ethnic and social fault lines — won the 2018 and 2019 Nobel Prizes for literature on Thursday. The rare double announcement came after no...
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FILE -- In this March 15, 2017 photo Polish author Olga Tokarczuk attends a lection in Cologne, Germany. Olga Tokarczuk is named recipient of the 2018 Nobel Prize in Literature, Thursday Oct. 10, 2019. Two Nobel Prizes in literature are announced Thursday after the 2018 literature award was postponed following sex abuse allegations that rocked the Swedish Academy at that time. (Joerg Carstensen/dpa via AP)
October 10, 2019 - 8:54 am
STOCKHOLM (AP) — The Latest on the awarding of the 2019 Nobel Prizes (all times local): 2:45 p.m. Polish novelist Olga Tokarczuk is the first woman this year to be awarded a Nobel Prize — although strictly speaking her prize is for 2018. The nine winners of this year's science prizes were all men...
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FILE - In this Friday Aug. 7, 2009 file photo, Austrian author Peter Handke attends a dress rehearsal of Samuel Beckett's and Peter Handke's drama "Krapp's Last Tape/ Until Day Do You Part or A Question of Light" on in Salzburg, Austria. The winner of the 2019 Nobel Prize in literature is Austrian author Peter Handke. (AP Photo/Kerstin Joensson, File)
October 10, 2019 - 8:18 am
STOCKHOLM (AP) — The Latest on the awarding of the 2019 Nobel Prizes (all times local): 2:15 p.m. Peter Handke is known as a provocative author who hasn't shied away from courting controversy or, as one of his works is titled, "Offending the Audience," in a career spanning more than five decades...
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FILE - In this Friday Aug. 7, 2009 file photo, Austrian author Peter Handke attends a dress rehearsal of Samuel Beckett's and Peter Handke's drama "Krapp's Last Tape/ Until Day Do You Part or A Question of Light" on in Salzburg, Austria. The winner of the 2019 Nobel Prize in literature is Austrian author Peter Handke. (AP Photo/Kerstin Joensson, File)
October 10, 2019 - 8:13 am
STOCKHOLM (AP) — The Latest on the awarding of the 2019 Nobel Prizes (all times local): 2:10 p.m. Austria's president is congratulating Peter Handke on winning the Nobel Prize in literature, praising his "fascinating" works and declaring it a great day for literature. Alexander Van der Bellen wrote...
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