French author wins Nobel Prize for Literature

The Nobel Prize in Literature was awarded to the French author Patrick Modiano, the award committee announced Thursday.

The author of “Missing Person” received the prize “for the art of memory with which he has evoked the most ungraspable human … Read the rest

Nadine Gordimer describes South African education system as a ‘wreck’

Nobel literature prize winner Nadine Gordimer poured scorn on South Africa’s education system on Tuesday as “a wreck” over the failure to deliver textbooks to thousands of public schools.

The scandal has caused a national furore after leaving more than … Read the rest