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  1. News - World - LITERATURE

    Canadian short-story author Alice Munro wins Nobel Prize for Literature

    Posted Oct 10th 2013, 07:33pm by AFP

    ... Canada's Alice Munro won the Nobel Prize for literature yesterday for her short stories that focus on the frailties of the human condition. She is just the 13th woman to win the coveted award ... the Nobel Literature Prize since it was first awarded in 1901. The last woman to receive it was Herta Mueller of Germany in 2009. She is also the first Canadian to win the prestigious honour. Saul ...

  2. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Meet Göran Malmqvist, Nobel Prize member and champion of Chinese literature

    Posted Apr 18th 2014, 08:37am by Janice Leung

    ... When Gao Xingjian won the Nobel Prize for literature in 2000, Göran Malmqvist came under fire for not recusing himself in the awards process. Critics accused Malmqvist, a senior member ... of literary awards; the Nobel Prize for literature is just one of many that the panel bestows. The prize was first issued in 1901 along with the four other awards (chemistry, physics, medicine ...

  3. Lifestyle - Books - NOBEL PRIZES

    Alice Munro, Haruki Murakami among Nobel literature favourites

    Posted Oct 11th 2012, 03:23pm by Agence France-Presse in Stockholm

    ... Agence France-Presse in Stockholm With just hours to go before the Nobel Literature Prize laureate is announced in Stockholm, speculation has hit fever pitch with Canada’s Alice Munro ... to be in the running, as are Canadian poet Anne Carson and Egyptian feminist novelist Nawal el Saadawi. “The African continent is that which has received the fewest Nobel Literature Prizes,” said a critic ...

  4. Lifestyle - Books - LITERATURE

    Mo Yan wins Nobel Prize for Literature

    Posted Oct 12th 2012, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... Raymond Li raymond.li@scmp.com Mo Yan wins world's highest honour for literature with writing rooted in Chinese tradition and influenced by Western peers Chinese writer wins nobel Author Mo Yan made history yesterday by becoming the first Chinese national to win the Nobel Prize for literature. Although mainland-born Gao Xingjian won the literature prize 12 years ago, he ...

  5. Lifestyle - Books

    Way of the mystic

    Posted Oct 12th 2012, 02:32pm by Vivian Chen

    ... as one of China's leading contenders for a Nobel Prize for literature, Mo couldn't care less about such honours. Indeed, he groans at the many formal gatherings that follow ... September 30, 2008 Presented with the richest prize for Chinese-language literature, mainland novelist Mo Yan jokes that he will probably spend the HK$300,000 cash award stocking up on rice. ...

  6. Lifestyle - Technology - HEALTH

    Nobel Prize winner James Watson develops new diabetes theory

    Posted Mar 09th 2014, 04:02am by GUARDIAN

    ... The Guardian DNA pioneer develops new diabetes theory Not satisfied with his work that unravelled the double helix structure of DNA and landed him a share of a Nobel Prize half a century ago, James Watson has come up with a radical theory for diabetes, dementia, heart disease and cancer. The 85-year-old scientist has turned to the pages of The Lancet medical journal to set ...

  7. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    New compendium showcases local literature from early 20th century

    Posted Aug 29th 2014, 03:48pm by Oliver Chou

    ... Oliver Chou Oliver.chou@scmp.com Hong Kong produced a wealth of literature during the first half of the century Shelf preservation For the past five years, a group of Hong Kong academics have devoted themselves to "filling in the blanks"- assembling the massive Compendium of Hong Kong Literature 1919-1949. With its completion, the city's literary past has finally ...

  8. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture - TASTEMAKER

    A lifelong love of literature

    Posted Dec 30th 2012, 12:00am by Doretta Lau

    ... The shortlist for the 2012 prize will be announced on January 9. Parker's love affair with literature began at a young age. Born in Adelaide, Australia, he showed a great aptitude for writing ... Doretta Lau For David Parker, running the Man Asian Literary Prize is a perfect fit, writes Doretta Lau For the love of letters Under executive director David Parker, the Man Asian ...

  9. Lifestyle - Books - BOOKS

    State of suspense as sponsor bails on Man Asian

    Posted Mar 10th 2013, 12:00am by ANNIE

    ... Narcopolis, won the DSC Prize for South Asian Literature. One of the authors is also a Nobel laureate. On the other hand, the prize faces an uncertain future, but organisers are confident ... Nobel Prize for literature Silent House (translated from Turkish by Robert Finn) Alfred A. Knopf The rules of the Man Asian Literary Prize stipulate that all books published within that 12 ...

  10. Lifestyle - Technology - SCIENCE FOCUS

    Frederick Sanger, two-time winner of Nobel Prize for chemistry, died last week

    Posted Nov 24th 2013, 03:40am by Martin Williams

    ... Martin Williams Briton won Nobel Prize twice for work in sequencing insulin molecules and later DNA Frederick Sanger and the science of DNA sequencing Last week saw the death of a man ... Nobel Prizes, this was a man who never became a household name, and even turned down a knighthood as he did not want people calling him "sir". Frederick Sanger made pivotal ...




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