ABOUT THE BOOK
First released in 2012, and authored by Livia Malcangio, book Being Nobel explores the challenging stories of recent Nobel Peace Laureates through inspiring biographies and intimate interviews.
Why did Livia write this book?
Because the Nobel Peace Prize is a source of inspiration and hope for people around the world, it reminds us of the power of individual and collective action in creating positive change. It honours the courageous and selfless work of those who have dedicated their lives to the cause of peace and encourages us all to work towards a more peaceful and just world.
With the generous support of print houses and publishers throughout the world, Being Nobel has been distributed to thousands of students attending World Summits of Nobel Peace Laureates, with the intention of helping them prepare for high-level interactions with the Nobel Peace Laureates during workshops and interviews included in the programme “Leading by Example".
The book serves as a “NOBELPEDIA” and it is frequently used as an academic resource for students pursuing studies in international affairs and human rights, both at high schools and universities.
Being Nobel has been arranged continent by continent, with separate chapters dedicated to each Laureate. Everyone is illustrated by vivid PHOTOGRAPHY and illuminated in equally compelling text. In emotional interviews, the reader will find true inspiration and several unifying traits: courage, dedication, and selflessness.
Throughout the pages of Being Nobel, readers also learn about solidarity actions of influential CELEBRITIES connected to each Laureate and who are using their fame to support humanitarian causes interrelated with the Nobel Peace Laureates.
The groundbreaking stories of the International CHILDREN'S PEACE PRICE winners are also reported. By receiving this yearly world-renowned recognition from a Nobel Peace Laureate, these incredibly courageous kids get an outstanding permanent platform to speak out for children's rights.
“In the book Being Nobel, each Laureate is connected to a celebrity. I chose my compatriot Rakhshan Bani-E’temad, an independent filmmaker in Iran, a swimmer in a huge ocean who is struggling very hard to keep afloat. For her movies, she gets inspiration from society, from real life, and she tries to represent it." - Shirin Ebadi, Nobel Peace Laureate 2003