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UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 6, 2019, 6:47 p.m.

World mourns the death of Nobel laureate Toni Morrison

Nobel laureate Toni Morrison, a pioneer and reigning giant of modern literature whose imaginative power in “Beloved,” “Song of Solomon” and other works transformed American letters by dramatizing the pursuit …


Romania probes anti-Jewish graffiti on Elie Wiesel’s house

Romanian police began an investigation Saturday after anti-Semitic graffiti appeared on the house of late Nobel laureate Elie Wiesel in northwest Romania.


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 6, 2017, 2:05 p.m.

Writers urge Trump to seek release of Nobel laureate’s wife

Ahead of President Donald Trump’s visit to Beijing, literary luminaries such as Margaret Atwood and Philip Roth are calling on China to free the widow of Nobel Peace Prize winner …


On the road: Nobel laureate Soyinka to teach in South Africa

Nobel laureate Wole Soyinka says being a traveling teacher has become “a way of life” as he takes up a post as visiting professor at the University of Johannesburg.


China cremates body of jailed Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo

China cremated the body of imprisoned Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo, who died this week after a battle with liver cancer amid international criticism of Beijing for not letting …


UPDATED: Mon., July 10, 2017, 12:02 a.m.

Foreign doctors deem ill Chinese Nobel laureate OK to travel

Two foreign specialists who visited Liu Xiaobo said Sunday that the cancer-stricken Nobel Peace Prize laureate can safely travel abroad for treatment, apparently contradicting statements by Chinese experts who say …


UPDATED: Fri., July 7, 2017, 10:56 p.m.

China’s ailing Nobel laureate’s brothers visit; fears mount

China’s imprisoned Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo’s two brothers were being allowed to travel to a northeastern city to visit him in a hospital Saturday, a friend and a …