Tuesday, November 02, 2004

Nobel Winner Receives Czech Literary Award
Elfriede Jelinek, surprise winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature, has won the $10,000 Franz Kafka award for Literature, awarded by the Czech Republic, reports the AP. The reclusive Jelinek will not travel to Sweden for the Nobel ceremony, or to Prague for the Kafka award.
"For the first time, the prize is being awarded to a woman, an outstanding personality of Austrian literature and theater who became known for her criticism of all expressions of xenophobia," said Prague's Mayor Pavel Bem, who presented the award.

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