Two Nobel literature prize winners expose Europe's fault lines

World Oct 11, 2019

Two Nobel literature prize winners expose Europe's fault lines

The two writers who won the Nobel Prizes for literature on Thursday — a liberal Pole who has irked her country's conservative government and an Austrian accused by many liberals of being an apologist for Serbian war crimes — are enmeshed in Europe's social ...

Olga Tokarczuk and Peter Handke win Nobel literature prizes

World Oct 10, 2019

Olga Tokarczuk and Peter Handke win Nobel literature prizes

Polish novelist Olga Tokarczuk and Austrian writer Peter Handke won the 2018 and 2019 Nobel Prizes for literature on Thursday, after a year's hiatus in awarding the prize due to sex abuse allegations that rocked the secretive Swedish Academy, which selects the laureates. Tokarczuk won ...

Convict-turned-writer Joji Abe dies at 82

National Sep 9, 2019

Convict-turned-writer Joji Abe dies at 82

Ex-convict-turned-writer Joji Abe, known for a bestselling humor-filled novel depicting the lives of inmates, died of pneumonia at his home in Tokyo on Monday, his family said. He was 82. A native of Tokyo, Abe joined a gangster group when he was in junior high ...