Toni Morrison, ‘one of the most important American writers’ of the 20th century | AFP

Gwendolyn DuBois Shaw, a professor of history of art at the University of Pennsylvania, describes novelist Toni Morrison as “one of the most important American writers” of the last century. Shaw says Morisson’s work was “deeply impactful” for American culture and “black writers and artists” in general. Admirers who came to look at the portrait of the Nobel laureate at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington pay tribute to her “really powerful” work.

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Japanese architect Arata Isozaki wins Pritzer Prize

Images of the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) in Los Angeles, one of the many works designed by Japanese architect Arata Isozaki, who has been awarded the Pritzker Prize, considered the ‘Nobel’ of architecture.

Nobel peace prize shines light on rape in conflict

Congolese doctor Denis Mukwege and Yazidi activist Nadia Murad, a survivor of ISIS sexual slavery, stand up against sexual violence in conflict, and challenge the world to combat rape as a weapon of war, ahead of receiving the Nobel Peace Prize.

Appeals trial opens for Frenchman in Nobel rape scandal

Frenchman Jean-Claude Arnault arrives in Sweden for an appeals trial after he was sentenced to two years in jail in October for rape. The scandal had led to the postponement of this year’s Nobel Literature Prize, as Arnault had once been an influential figure in Stockholm’s cultural scene. 1ST IMAGES of Arnault’s arrival

Today in History for October 18th

(18 Oct 2018) Highlights of this day in history: Inventor Thomas Edison dies; Three scientists share Nobel prize for DNA work; Anthrax scare hits CBS in New York; Two U.S. athletes suspended for Mexico City Olympics protest; Rock star Chuck Berry born. (Oct. 18)

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(8 Oct 2018) Here’s the latest for Monday, Oct. 8th: President Trump says he has no plans to fire Rosenstein; Nobel winner commits to ending sexual violence in war; Journalists demand answers on missing Saudi writer; A dog in Georgia interrupts a soccer game.

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Nobel econ. winner focused on climate change

(8 Oct 2018) William Nordhaus, a professor at Yale University, is one of two people to win this year’s Nobel Prize in economics. He is known for his pioneering work in the economics of climate change. (Oct. 8)

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Nobel econ. winner: Encourage growth in cities

(8 Oct 2018) New York University professor Paul Romer is one of two winners of the Nobel Prize in economics this year. He studied why some economies grow faster than others, and has produced research that shows how governments can advance innovation. (Oct. 8)

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