Is a new eclectic Nobel Literature winner on tap? Stay tuned
STOCKHOLM (AP) — After two consecutive years of unconventional choices for the Nobel Literature Prize, observers are wondering if the Swedish Academy's adventurous streak will continue.
Haruki Murakami of Japan, whose works fuse the realistic and the fantastic, and Kenya's Ngugi wa Thiong'o, whose political work forced him to leave for the United States, are seen as top contenders for the 9-million-kronor ($1.1 million) prize being awarded Thursday.
AP PHOTOS: Notable Nobel literature winners from the past
LONDON (AP) — Rounding off this year's Nobel award season is the prize for literature on Thursday.
The Swedish Academy is announcing this year's winner a week later than usual because of scheduling issues but insists that it's nothing to do with any disagreements on the awarding panel.
Since 1901, when French poet Sully Prudhomme became the inaugural winner of the literature award, 112 individuals have become Nobel laureates.