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American Author Barack Obama Wins the Nobel Peace Prize

obama_portrait_146px.jpgPresident Barack Obama has won the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize “for his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples.”

This well-known author urged children to grow up to be writers in a recent speech: “Every single one of you has something you’re good at. Every single one of you has something to offer. And you have a responsibility to yourself to discover what that is. That’s the opportunity an education can provide. Maybe you could be a good writer–maybe even good enough to write a book or articles in a newspaper–but you might not know it until you write a paper for your English class.”

In addition to writing his own memoir, Obama has never been shy about sharing his literary recommendations or summer reading list. While Americans missed out on the Nobel Prize for Literature once again this year, at least one American author will bring a Nobel Prize home.

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