“I was busy dissolving Nobel prizes while the Nazis occupied Copenhagen”: this is how they managed to save two of the prestigious medals

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The well-known Nobel laureates are ironically sometimes ironically mysterious, or rather their circumstances. And we are not talking about the fact that they can surrender for discovering dark secrets of the universe, if not for the fact that they disappear or even that someone has come to dissolve Nobel Prizes to hide them.

Beyond the prestige that receiving it entails, at least for the moment, the Awards have their physical medal, which for many perhaps has much more value than the symbolic one in the case of gold. Of course, while since 1980 they have been made with recycled 18-karat gold, previously they were made with 23 karat gold, being somewhat heavier and larger, and apparently in a certain context it was necessary to save three of these original medals from being stolen.

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Annie Ernaux shortlisted for a prestigious English literary prize

Annie Ernaux shortlisted for a prestigious English literary prize

We will know this evening if Annie Ernaux is the winner of the International Man-Booker Prize 2019, awarded in London. The French writer is in the running for Years, a novel published by Gallimard in 2008 and translated into English in 2017 by Alison Strayer. It takes place over sixty years, mixing the author’s personal … Read more

Road to the Oscars: Chloe Zhao’s “Nomadland” Wins Prestigious Hollywood Directors’ Award

Road to the Oscars Chloe Zhaos Nomadland Wins Prestigious Hollywood

The film Nomadland by Chloe Zhao won the prestigious award for best feature film on Saturday April 10, awarded by the Association of American Directors (DGA). The director dedicated her victory speech to praising her fellow nominees, who now have to wonder how to catch up with her critically acclaimed, multi-award-winning road movie ahead of … Read more

Haitian Dr. Marcia Châtelain wins the prestigious Pulitzer Prize for History for her book “Franchise: The Golden Arches in Black America”

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Dr. Châtelain received a Masters and Doctorate in American Civilization from Brown University, with the graduating class of 2008. She graduated from the University of Missouri in 2001. Today, Ms. Châtelain is a professor of history and science. African-American Studies at Georgetown University. Chatelain earned a master’s and Ph.D. in American civilization from Brown, graduating … Read more

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