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“There was suspicion that it was some kind of prank!” When Mats Malm, of the Swedish Academy, called Literature Laureate Olga Tokarczuk, before the announcement of her Nobel Prize, he was met with suspicion. When he finally reached her: “She was shocked and thrilled."

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Academy Award-winning actor Leonardo DiCaprio praised Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg "as a leader of our time." He added: "Greta's message is a wake-up call to world leaders everywhere that the time for inaction is over."

A phone call to Irish writer John Banville leading him to believe he had won the Nobel Prize for Literature was not made from the offices of the Swedish Academy, an investigation has found (via @IrishTimesCultr )

The Swedish Academy knew about Handke's politics; it just decided they didn't matter. Johannes Anyuru on the disgrace of the Nobel.

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Watch the very moment the 2019 Nobel Prize in Chemistry is announced. Presented by Göran K. Hansson, Secretary General of The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. #NobelPrize 

Watch the very moment the Nobel Prizes in Literature for 2018 and 2019 are announced. Presented by Mats Malm, Permanent Secretary of the Swedish Academy. #NobelPrize 

Watch the very moment the 2019 Nobel Prize in Physics is announced. Presented by Göran K. Hansson, Secretary General of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. #NobelPrize 

BREAKING NEWS: The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award the #NobelPrize  in Chemistry 2018 with one half to Frances H. Arnold and the other half jointly to George P. Smith and Sir Gregory P. Winter.

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BREAKING NEWS The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award the #NobelPrize  in Physics 2018 “for groundbreaking inventions in the field of laser physics” with one half to Arthur Ashkin and the other half jointly to Gérard Mourou and Donna Strickland.

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BREAKING NEWS: The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel 2018 to William D. Nordhaus and Paul M. Romer. #NobelPrize 

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The Nobel Prize in Literature 2018 has been postponed. The Nobel Foundation supports the Swedish Academy’s decision. Press release:

The Swedish Academy has not been able to get a hold of Alice Munro, left a phone message. #NobelPrize  #Literature 

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