Wires, Richard

Richard Wires is Professor Emeritus of History and Executive Director Emeritus of the London Centre, Ball State University. He holds a Ph.D. in History from Case Western Reserve University.

Politics of the Nobel Prize in Literature: How the Laureates Were Selected, 1901-2007
2008 0-7734-4957-4
This work examines the influence of politics, on the selection of Nobel laureates,in many different forms, not only disagreements over the nature of literature, its aims, and prize criteria, but also the role of national, regional, and international concerns and interests, the dynamics of interpersonal relationships in a proudly independent ever-changing institution, and the impact of rivalries and balances among linguistic, cultural, and ideological groups.