I've been reporting on the Nobel Peace Prize since 1983. One of my first assignments as a journalist was to interview the daughter of Carl Von Ossietzky, winner of the 1935 award. She lived in a suburb of Stockholm. We liked each other and I ended up spending a full day with her. She let me hold her father's Nobel medal and told me many fascinating and horrific stories of his persecution by the Nazis. I've continued to cover the prize in the intervening years, attending the award ceremonies in Oslo regularly since 2001. In 2009, World Scientific published a volume I edited on the Nobel Peace Lectures. I'm currently working on a bigger book on the subject.