When Shmuel Yosef Agnon was evacuated to the Jerusalem home of the famed kabbalist Gershom Scholem during the War of Independence, he found a letter that would make every Airbnb host proud.
Even though Dylan's prize was a surprise and a bit controversial, it seems the Swedish Academy deserves thanks for its willingness to blur - even if only for one year - the lines separating 'high' and 'low' art.
Colombia's Juan Manuel Santos was a safe choice; choosing Syrian rescue workers or Greeks who assist refugees would have been a lot more contentious.
One of the winners, Michael Kosterlitz, is the son of Hans Kosterlitz, a German-born Jewish biologist who emigrated to Scotland in 1934 following the election of the Nazi Party.
Aaron Ciechanover travels to the isolated country to promote non-political scientific and educational exchanges.
World famous chemist, physicist maintained close ties with Israeli academic institutes and was a vocal critic of nuclear research.
The University of Salzburg announced that Konrad Lorenz, a zoologist who was awarded the 1973 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, no longer holds his honorary doctorate, 26 years after his death.
Prizewinners represent humanity’s elite as it appears from the recesses of northern Europe.
After leaving much of the left wing in its wake, the organization opened its new campaign at a conference in south Tel Aviv – which could be why so few turned up.
At the risk of his personal freedom and, some would say, his life, Snowden exposed his government’s paradigm reversal, which took place far from the public’s eye.