Nobel Women

The Nobel Prizes, given for great achievements in a variety of fields, have been won by determined, intelligent and courageous women. To celebrate Women's History Month, NobelPrize.org has created a special page to honor these women laureates. You can find fascinating biographies of Nobel women and their intriguing literary works on the library's shelves.

Winners: Women and the Nobel Prize

By Barbara Shiels

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Though copyrighted in 1985, this book still is useful for it contains biographies of eight women who have won the Prize to that date.

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Mother Teresa: Come Be My Light: The Private Writings of the "Saint of Calcutta"

By Brian Kolodiejchuk

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“This collection of her writing and reflections, almost all of which have never been made public before, sheds light on Mother Teresa's interior life in a way that reveals the depth and intensity of her holiness for the first time. A moving chronicle of her spiritual journey--including moments, indeed years, of utter desolation--these letters reveal the secrets she shared only with her closest confidants. She emerges as a classic mystic whose inner life burned with the fire of charity and whose heart was tested and purified by an intense trial of faith.”

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Iran Awakening: A Memoir of Revolution and Hope

By Shirin Ebadi

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The Nobel Peace Prize-winner speaks of her pre-revolution law career in Iran, the ideals behind that revolution, and her difficult life in the reality which its leaders brought to the country. Demoted by authorities who believe women are unfit to be judges, she nevertheless fought on for the rights of women and children, despite imprisonment and assasination attempts.

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