The Swedish Academy has awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature to Canadian author Alice Munro. It called her a master of the contemporary short story.
Richard Thaler has won the 2017 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences, rounding off this year's Nobel awards. Although not one of Alfred Nobel's original awards, it is widely seen as equal in honor.
Winning a Nobel Prize is considered one of the world's greatest honors. If this year's pick was surprising, it wasn't as controversial as many others – such as last year's. Here are laureates that have caused a stir.
There have been 114 winners of the Nobel Prize in Literature to date, with 13 from the German-speaking world. DW presents some of the best-known prize recipients.
The Swedish Academy has honored British novelist Kazuo Ishiguro with the prestigious literary award. Ishiguro's best-known works include "The Remains of the Day" and "Never Let Me Go."
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