Trump is so excited to be nominated for the Nobel Prize (by the prime minister of Japan, after his administration pressured him to do so).
Somehow I doubt that the judges in Oslo, Norway, will be swayed by such craven manipulation. If anything, it will multiply their resolve to teach naughty Donald a long-overdue lesson.
But sure, maybe the prize for fiction (I doubt romantic fiction has ever made the award) might be considered in Stockholm, Sweden, which issues that prize.
Alfred Nobel was Swedish, and all Nobel Prize categories OTHER THAN THE PEACE PRIZE are awarded in Stockholm, Sweden.
Alfred Nobel was motivated to create the Nobel Prizes and the Nobel Peace Prize when his brother Ludvig died (eight years before his own death) and a French newspaper mistakenly reported that Alfred had died, and wrote a scathing obituary denouncing the inventor of dynamite as a “merchant of death” whose legacy would be that of death and destruction.
Alfred was so shaken by how his legacy was being created that he decided to change what he would be remembered for, and came up with a series of prizes to be awarded in various fields in Stockholm, Sweden, his nation’s capital.
He designated one special prize, the Peace Prize, to be awarded in the capital of Sweden’s neighbor and rival, Oslo, Norway, as a gesture of the international goodwill it was intended to promote.
No president who blows up a seven-nation treaty to eliminate nuclear arms from the middle east could ever be seen to have a legitimate claim on such a prize.
April 12, 2017