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Swedes dissect Nobel flops, faves ‘n’ females

Swedes dissect Nobel flops, faves 'n' females
The Nobel Prize announcements put Sweden on the global radar each year. But what do Stockholmers themselves think? Do they follow the awards? Can they recall favorite winners or golden moments? The Local hit the streets to find out.

“Everyone is interested, we follow everything about it!” declared one Swede we spoke with, while another said he quite simply didn’t notice the pomp and circumstance. Read the variety of responses from Stockholm locals.

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The Local found fans of Higgs and Lagerlöf – and of the dramatic garb at the award ceremony. One had strong opinions about whom should win the Literature Prize, others mentioned some laureates that they thought should have gone prize-less.

Don’t miss The Local’s live blog of the Nobel announcements, bringing you all the latest news, reactions, and details surrounding the winners and why they won.

Solveig Rundquist

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