No Late-Night Celebrations For Malala Yousafzai’s Nobel Peace Prize Win

Malala Yousafzai Noble Peace Prize win
Malala Yousafzai Noble Peace Prize win

You might imagine that winning a Nobel Peace Prize would be cause for extended celebration, but not for Malala Yousafzai.

The 17-year old was at school when she found out she'd won the accolade, and according to the co-author of her memoir, spent the evening nursing a cold while watching TV with her parents at home in Birmingham.

Yousafzai will now have to prepare to travel to Norway to collect the prize, a feat her memoir co-author says could be problematic.

"(Christina) Lamb said in the Sunday Times that 17-year-old Malala is worried that she will fall behind in her school work and exam preparation because she will have to travel to Norway to collect the prize and deliver a speech," the ABC said.

Youfsafzai, who won the accolade in conjunction with Kailash Satyarthi, 60, of India, spoke of her nomination in July, saying she thought she didn't deserve it.

"Last year, I said that I do not deserve it, and I still say that because I have started a campaign and it's not over yet," she told ABC News' Amy Robach. "It's not completed yet. And when I see that I have done something and I have achieved this big goal which I always dreamed for, then I'll think that OK, now I deserve it."

Considering her advocacy for girl's education, we'd say this is one 17-year old who's more than qualified for such an accolade.

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