With announcements of the winners in Economics, Medicine, and Physics earlier in the week and the winner in Literature to be announced tomorrow morning, the Nobel Week has lived up to its promises of secrecy, surprises and newsworthiness. Kenyan writer Ngugi Wa Thiong’o is one of the favourites to win the prize for literature. I hope he wins.
In this age of electronic books, blogs, e-readers and e-lives, I am hoping that the Nobel prize will one day catch up and give a nod in that direction. Nobel Prize for peace to Zuckerberg, the founder of Facebook would not be out of place for instance perhaps if shared with the founders of twitter, blogger and Youtube as well. They have brought the world together and provided new means of understanding and expressing ourselves to each other.