Prestigious prize for novelist Gerbrand Bakker
... Bakker 'makes of rural Wales an eerie site of mystery and menace'. The 51-year old Bakker is in good company. Earlier winners of the Foreign Fiction Prize include José Saramago and Orhan Pamuk, both of whom also won the Nobel Prize for Literature.
Chagos: Conservationists are swimming in murky waters
The Independent (blog)
The 2008 Nobel Prize winner for literature, who holds dual French and Mauritian nationality, calculates that it is part of the “indifference of the powerful” to those who are obliged to live on the margins. It's difficult to disagree – unless, of ...
Pakistan: Lahore college offers tribute to Rabindranath Tagore
Lahore: A leading college in Lahore has organised a tribute to Rabindranath Tagore to mark the centenary of his winning the Nobel Prize for literature, with participants offering renditions of his poetry in song and recitation. The tribute was ...
Beijing property market a bit too hot for Nobel prize winner
Financial Times (blog)
Chinese media reports say Mo (pictured) has bought an apartment on the far outskirts of the Chinese capital that they estimate will have cost him about half his Nobel prize money of $1.2m. Last year when he received the award, Mo told reporters he ...