Nobel literature award to be announced Thursday

STOCKHOLM (AP) - October 8, 2012

The 8 million kronor ($1.2 million) award is one of the highest recognitions in literature worldwide. Last year's prize went to Swedish poet Tomas Transtromer.

The Nobel Prize announcements begin Monday with the award in medicine, followed by physics on Tuesday and chemistry on Wednesday.

The Nobel Peace Prize will be announced on Friday and the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences on Monday, Oct. 15.

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