I've been reporting on the Nobel Peace Prize for three decades. One of my first assignments as a journalist was to interview the late 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 whole 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 write and comment on the prize in the intervening years, and I regularly attend the award ceremonies and other Nobel-related events in Oslo. In 2009, World Scientific published a volume I edited on the Nobel Peace Lectures.