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A bust of Alfred Nobel is pictured in Stockholm, Sweden, on October 5.(AFP Photo)

Nobel Prize for Literature to be announced shortly: Here are the probables

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 08, 2020 04:23 PM IST
In 2018, the Nobel Prize for Literature was postponed after sex abuse allegations rocked the Swedish Academy.
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In May, the Nobel academy announced that no prize would be awarded for Literature this year.(AP File Photo)
In May, the Nobel academy announced that no prize would be awarded for Literature this year.(AP File Photo)

Man at centre of Nobel Literature scandal convicted of rape

By Associated Press | Copenhagen
UPDATED ON OCT 02, 2018 12:07 AM IST
Jean-Claude Arnault, a major cultural figure in Sweden, had faced two counts of rape of a woman seven years ago.
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The Swedish Academy has postponed this year’s Nobel Literature Prize, leaving an empty page for 2018 as it attempts to reform the venerable institution.(Nobel Prize/Twitter Photo)
The Swedish Academy has postponed this year’s Nobel Literature Prize, leaving an empty page for 2018 as it attempts to reform the venerable institution.(Nobel Prize/Twitter Photo)

Swedish Academy postpones Nobel Literature Prize leaving blank page for 2018

By Agence France Presse | Stockholm
UPDATED ON SEP 29, 2018 06:38 PM IST
The “Holy Grail” of authors, poets, and playwrights, the Nobel has gone to some of the greatest writers of all time, from Albert Camus to Samuel Beckett and Ernest Hemingway.
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A medal of Alfred Nobel is pictured prior to the beginning of a press conference in Stockholm.(AFP File Photo)
A medal of Alfred Nobel is pictured prior to the beginning of a press conference in Stockholm.(AFP File Photo)

No Nobel Prize in Literature this year amid sex abuse scandal

By AP | Copenhagen
UPDATED ON MAY 04, 2018 02:54 PM IST
The Swedish Academy, which decides the recipients of the Nobel prize, said the decision was made because it is in no shape to pick a winner for the literature prize after a string of sex abuse allegations and financial crimes scandals.
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Sweden's King Carl Gustaf and Queen Silvia (R) pose with the Speaker of the Parliament of Finland Paula Risikko (C) during an audience at the Royal Palace in Stockholm, on April 19, 2018.(AFP Photo)
Sweden's King Carl Gustaf and Queen Silvia (R) pose with the Speaker of the Parliament of Finland Paula Risikko (C) during an audience at the Royal Palace in Stockholm, on April 19, 2018.(AFP Photo)

Another member quits as Nobel literature academy

By Associated Press | Associated Press, Stockholm
UPDATED ON APR 19, 2018 07:08 PM IST
Many in Sweden are outraged by what appears to be women paying the price for the alleged misbehaviour of Frostenson’s husband, Jean-Claude Arnault, a leading cultural figure in Sweden
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Judges on the 18-member committee are appointed for life.(Getty Images)
Judges on the 18-member committee are appointed for life.(Getty Images)

Swedish king saddened by trouble in Nobel literature body. Here’s what happened

By Associated Press | Associated Press
UPDATED ON APR 10, 2018 03:51 PM IST
Three members of the Swedish Academy resigned on April 6 after the committee voted against removing Katarina Frostenson, an Academy member since 1992, whose husband has been accused of sexual misconduct.
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