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The great day for Poland
he Nobel Prize award ceremony takes place at the Stockholm Concert Hall, Sweden, on 10 December every year – the anniversary of Alfred Nobel's death. At the ceremony, the Nobel Prize in Physics, Chemistry, Physiology or Medicine, Literature and the Prize in Economic Sciences are awarded to the Nobel Laureates. The Nobel Prize for Literature (for the year 2018) was awarded to the Polish writer Olga Tokarczuk.
PhD Per Wästberg, Member of the Swedish Academy, Member of the Nobel Committee for Literature, said:

Polish literature shines on Europe – several Nobel prizes, and now a bard of global stature and rare breadth, poetic and humourous. Poland, Europe’s crossroads, perhaps its heart – its history exposes to Olga Tokarczuk a victim ravaged by great powers but with its own history of colonialism and anti-semitism. She does not retreat from unpalatable truth, even under threat of death. [...]

Ms Tokarczuk, the Swedish Academy congratulates you. Please receive your Nobel Prize from the hand of His Majesty the King.

Watching this, I was happy, proud and so moved that the tears rolled down my cheeks.

Earlier Olga Tokarczuk delivered wonderful lecture
, very beautiful and interesting.

Exactly four years ago I came to Stockholm. In the early afternoon, I went for a walk in Gamla Stan. I saw that the Palace of the Swedish Academy was open free. I observed the ceremony on the big screen and visited the interesting museum. Later, I went to see the Concert Hall. When I came there, all guests probably left the hall for the Royal Banquet in the City Hall.


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