Jon Fosse was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2023 for giving “voice to the unsayable.”
The Nobel Prize in Literature was awarded to Norwegian author Jon Fosse on Thursday “for his innovative plays and prose that give voice to the unsayable,” according to the Swedish Academy in Stockholm.
What exactly are Nobel Prizes?
The famous Nobel Prizes are awarded in the fields of physics, chemistry, medicine, literature, and peace. When Alfred Nobel, the Swedish inventor famous for dynamite creation, died in 1896, he left behind a legacy through these awards. Sweden’s central bank established the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences in 1968.
The month of Nobel laureates is October.
The announcement of Nobel laureates for these prestigious awards is a widely anticipated event that takes place each year in Stockholm during the month of October. There is one exception: the Nobel Peace Prize, which is chosen by the Norwegian Nobel Committee and announced in Oslo.
Who won the 2022 Nobel Prize in Literature?
The Nobel Prize in Literature, in Alfred Nobel’s words, should be granted to “the person who, in the field of literature, produced the most outstanding work in an idealistic direction.”
Annie Ernaux was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2022 for her “courage and clinical acuity with which she uncovers the roots, estrangements, and collective restraints of personal memory.”
2023 Nobel Prize in Medicine
Katalin Karikó and Drew Weissman were jointly awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 2023 for their pioneering work on mRNA technology, which was extremely useful in the development of the COVID-19 vaccine.
Nobel Prize in Physics 2023
Pierre Agostini, Ferenc Krausz, and Anne L’Huillier were awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 2023. They were recognized for their pioneering experimental methods that generate attosecond pulses of light, enabling for a comprehensive investigation of electron dynamics within matter, particularly in atoms and molecules.
Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2023
The work of Moungi G Bawendi, Louis E Brus, and Alexei I Ekimov was acknowledged with the 2023 Nobel Prize in Chemistry. Their contribution is the discovery and manufacture of quantum dots, which are microscopic nanoparticles with properties determined by their size.