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Bob Dylan's 1996 manuscript containing Blonde on Blonde lyrics valued at $19,000 in sale
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Bob Dylan's 1996 manuscript containing Blonde on Blonde lyrics valued at $19,000 in sale

The single sheet of paper shows the Bob Dylan’s creative musings as he drafted Most Likely You Go Your Way, one of the album’s most memorable songs

2019 Literature Nobel Laureate Peter Handke steers clear of controversy in speech, speaks of mother's influence on writing
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2019 Literature Nobel Laureate Peter Handke steers clear of controversy in speech, speaks of mother's influence on writing

The choice of Peter Handke as this year’s winner of the Nobel Prize prompted substantial criticism over his defence of Serbs’ actions during the wars and for his speaking at the 2006 funeral of former Serbian leader Slobodan Milosevic, who died while facing trial for war crimes.

Nobel Prize for Literature 2018 winner Olga Tokarczuk looks forward to a new form of fiction in a 'differentiated, divided' world
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Nobel Prize for Literature 2018 winner Olga Tokarczuk looks forward to a new form of fiction in a 'differentiated, divided' world

Olga Tokarczuk is the 2018 Nobel literature laureate. Her prize was announced only two months ago because the Swedish Academy postponed naming a winner last year due to internal turmoil connected with a sex abuse scandal.

Nobel Prize for Literature for 2018, 2019 awarded to Poland's Olga Tokarczuk and Austrian writer Peter Handke, respectively
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Nobel Prize for Literature for 2018, 2019 awarded to Poland's Olga Tokarczuk and Austrian writer Peter Handke, respectively

The Nobel Prize for 2018 was awarded to Tokarczuk "for her narrative imagination that with encyclopedic passion represents the crossing of boundaries as a form of life" a representative for the Academy said. The official noted that 2019 Literature Laureate Handke's "influential work with linguistic ingenuity has explored the periphery and specificity of human experience."

Toni Morrison, a giant of American literature, perfected a confluence of lyricism and no-nonsense truthtelling
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Toni Morrison, a giant of American literature, perfected a confluence of lyricism and no-nonsense truthtelling

Beloved, Jazz and 1997’s Paradise form Toni Morrison’s ‘black history’ trilogy, and are basically required reading for students of American literature.

Israeli author Amos Oz dies of cancer: 79-year-old was vocal supporter of two-state solution for Palestine conflict
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Israeli author Amos Oz dies of cancer: 79-year-old was vocal supporter of two-state solution for Palestine conflict

Amos Oz, Israel’s best-known author and an outspoken supporter of the two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, died of cancer at the age of 79 on Friday, his daughter said.

On Winston Churchill's 144th birth anniversary, a look at why the British prime minister was commended and condemned
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On Winston Churchill's 144th birth anniversary, a look at why the British prime minister was commended and condemned

Winston Churchill is known as Great Britain's most iconic Prime Minister; he held the office twice during 1940-45 and later in 1951-55.

2018 Nobel Prize for Literature scrapped amid Swedish Academy scandal; deferred to 2019
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2018 Nobel Prize for Literature scrapped amid Swedish Academy scandal; deferred to 2019

This is the first time since 1940 to 1943 when it was scrapped due to World War II that the Nobel prize for Literature isn't being given out in a particular year

2018 Nobel Prize for Literature could be scrapped with Swedish Academy mired in controversy
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2018 Nobel Prize for Literature could be scrapped with Swedish Academy mired in controversy

The Swedish Academy — the institute that picks the winners of the Nobel prize for Literature — has seen six of its 18 members resign, as the controversy has escalated

Kazuo Ishiguro wins Nobel Prize for Literature: Novelist wanted to become rock star before drifting into writing
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Kazuo Ishiguro wins Nobel Prize for Literature: Novelist wanted to become rock star before drifting into writing

Ishiguro is perhaps best known for The Remains of the Day, which secured him the Booker Prize for Fiction in 1989

British author Kazuo Ishiguro thought news of his winning Nobel Prize for Literature was 'hoax'
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British author Kazuo Ishiguro thought news of his winning Nobel Prize for Literature was 'hoax'

Japan-born British author Kazuo Ishiguro who on Tuesday won the 2017 Nobel Prize for Literature, initially thought it was a "hoax".

Kazuo Ishiguro, Japanese-born British author, wins 2017 Nobel Prize for Literature
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Kazuo Ishiguro, Japanese-born British author, wins 2017 Nobel Prize for Literature

British author Kazuo Ishiguro, best known for his novel The Remains of the Day, won the Nobel Literature Prize on Thursday, the Swedish Academy said.

Bob Dylan accepts Nobel prize, says it left him 'speechless': Swedish academy
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Bob Dylan accepts Nobel prize, says it left him 'speechless': Swedish academy

Bob Dylan has finally accepted his Nobel prize for literature, the Swedish Academy that awards it said Friday, breaking his silence on the win that he said left him "speechless".

Is Bob Dylan's silence on winning the Nobel Prize another marker of his radicalism?
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Is Bob Dylan's silence on winning the Nobel Prize another marker of his radicalism?

A lot of fuss is being made about Bob Dylan’s failure (or refusal?) to acknowledge his Nobel Prize in Literature

Where is Bob Dylan? Nobel committee can't reach the singer, as he maintains ambiguous silence
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Where is Bob Dylan? Nobel committee can't reach the singer, as he maintains ambiguous silence

Bob Dylan is yet to get back the the Nobel committee on if he will attend the celebrations.

The Firstpost Playlist: Raising a toast to Bob Dylan's Nobel win with his much loved songs
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The Firstpost Playlist: Raising a toast to Bob Dylan's Nobel win with his much loved songs

As fans celebrate Bob Dylan's (or Bard Dylan's) Nobel Prize in Literature, here's a collection of his much loved songs, courtesy the Firstpost newsdesk

Bob Dylan, the Nobel Literature Prize-winning genius: Pianist Anil Srinivasan writes an ode
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Bob Dylan, the Nobel Literature Prize-winning genius: Pianist Anil Srinivasan writes an ode

So glad they gave Bob Dylan the Nobel. The world can be sane sometimes, and so ready to be taken on a trip on a magic swirling ship. There is hope yet.

Nobel prize-winning author Doris Lessing dies at 94
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Nobel prize-winning author Doris Lessing dies at 94

Doris Lessing, the Nobel prize-winning, free-thinking, world-traveling and often-polarizing author of "The Golden Notebook" and dozens of other novels that reflected her own improbable journey across the former British empire, died Sunday. She was 94.

Author Alice Munro wins Nobel Prize: What you should know about her
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Author Alice Munro wins Nobel Prize: What you should know about her

Nobel Prize winner Alice Munro might be a new name for you. Here's your cheat-sheet to the now-massively famous author, to keep you well-equipped for Twitter, party conversation and book-title-dropping purposes.