Text Version
RSS Feeds
Newsletter
Home Forum Photos Features Newsletter Archive Employment
About US Help Site Map
SEARCH   About US FAQ Site Map Site News
  Service
  -Text Version
  -RSS Feeds
  -Newsletter
  -News Archive
  -Give us feedback
  -Voices of Readers
  -Online community
  -China Biz info
  What's new
Home>>Life
20:41, October 09, 2008

French writer wins 2008 Nobel Prize in Literature


French writer Jean-Marie Gustave Le Clezio.

French writer Jean-Marie Gustave Le Clezio won the 2008 Nobel Prize in Literature, the Swedish Academy announced Thursday.

The Academy cited Jean-Marie Gustave Le Clezio as "author of new departures, poetic adventure and sensual ecstasy, explorer of a humanity beyond and below the reigning civilization."

This was the fourth of the prestigious Nobel Prizes handed out this year, with awards in chemistry, physics and medicine made in the past three days.


French writer Jean-Marie Gustave Le Clezio.

The Nobel Prizes have been awarded annually since 1901 to those who " conferred the greatest benefit on mankind during the preceding year."

The annual Nobel Prizes are usually announced in October and are handed out on Dec. 10, the anniversary of the 1896 death of Alfred Nobel, a Swedish industrialist and the inventor of dynamite.

Each prize consists of a medal, a personal diploma and a cash award of 10 million Swedish kronor (1.4 million U.S. dollars).

Source: Xinhua

 Related News
 Backgrounder: Recent winners of Nobel Prize in Literature
 One of the Nobel Prize winners in Chemistry is a Chinese American
 An American Japanese and two Japanese scientists win Nobel Prize in Physics
 American, Japanese scientists share 2008 Nobel Prize in physics
 EU official congratulate winners of Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine
 American, Japanese scientists share 2008 Nobel Prize in physics
 Backgrounder: Recent winners of Nobel Prize for physics
 American, Japanese scientists share 2008 Nobel Prize in physics
 One German and two French scientists win 2008 Nobel Prize in Medicine
 German, French scientists win Nobel Prize for medicine
 Comment Tell A Friend Print Format Save Article

  Your Message:   Most Popular Photos
Accompanying satellite begins orbi…
Poll: Biden wins U.S. VP debate
American, Japanese scientists shar…
Plants? or artworks?
Chinese Premier inspects southwest…
Chinese people enjoy National Day …
|About Peopledaily.com.cn | Advertise on site | Contact us | Site map | Job offer|
Copyright by people's Daily Online,all rights reserved


 
http://english.people.com.cn/90001/90782/6512503.pdf