'Is this a prank?': Nobel Prize winner's reaction to award

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The 2021 winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature has spoken of his shock at being awarded the accolade and how he believed he was receiving a prank call. UK-based Tanzanian novelist Abdulrazak Gurnah said: "The person speaking to me very, very mildly said 'no, congratulations', and I still didn't believe him … it's very wonderful, I'm not complaining.".

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