Putin in running for year's Nobel Peace Prize

Mar 5, 2014

Putin in running for year's Nobel Peace Prize

Russian President Vladimir Putin is among a record 278 nominees for this year’s Nobel Peace Prize, the Nobel Institute announced Tuesday. Putin is thought to have been proposed by Russian figures in October. He is credited with averting a U.S. attack against Syria by ...

Feb 19, 2013

1927 serialized novel by Nobelist Kawabata identified

A serialized story that appeared in a newspaper in the 1920s has been confirmed as an early novel by Nobel laureate Yasunari Kawabata (1899-1972). Takumi Ishikawa, a professor of modern Japanese literature at Rikkyo University in Tokyo, examined the serialized story, titled “Utsukushii!” (“Beautiful!”), ...