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Inside scoop on Nobels

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Per Wästberg
Per Wästberg, a prolific Swedish author, human rights advocate, and a member of the Nobel Prize Committee for Literature, was at Harvard April 4 for a luncheon at the Faculty Club, sponsored by the Harvard Foundation. Wästberg, who earned a Harvard A.B. degree in Comparative Literature in 1955, recalled being accidentally locked overnight in Widener Library. ‘I thought it was paradise,’ he said. At 7:30 p.m., Wästberg delivered the Inaugural Peter J. Gomes Lecture in the Memorial Church, titled, ‘The Nobel Prize: Who Gets It and Who Does Not?’