Nobel Prize winner in literature a surprise for many

2:17 min
  • This years Nobel Prize in literature this year goes to novelist Abdulrazak Gurnah, for his work on the effects of colonialism and the fates of refugees. 
  • The announcement came as a surprise to many, even the author himself, who at first thought it was a practical joke. 
  • His Swedish translator, Helena Hansson, told Radio Sweden, "I cried a little bit".