2018 Nobel Prize in Literature Cancelled Amid Sexual Assault Scandal

Torn apart by infighting and resignations, the Swedish Academy, the committee who awards the laureate for the Nobel Prize in Literature, announced that no award will be given this year due to the allegations of sexual misconduct, financial malpractice and leaks. The Academy made the announcement early this morning.

This was a statement made by Anders Olsson, interim Permanent Secretary, on the Swedish Academy’s website:

“The active members of the Swedish Academy are of course fully aware that the present crisis of confidence places high demands on a long-term and robust work for change. We find it necessary to commit time to recovering public confidence in the Academy before the next laureate can be announced. This, out of respect for previous and future literature laureates, the Nobel Foundation, and the general public…”

To read more about this story, you can click on anyone of these newspaper articles:

Nobel prize in literature 2018 cancelled after sexual assault scandal

Sex Abuse Scandal’s Latest Casualty: The 2018 Nobel Prize in Literature

Nobel Literature Prize: Why this year’s award was postponed

Amid Sex-Abuse Scandal, Swedish Academy Won’t Award Nobel In Literature This Year

2018 could be the first year in decades with no Nobel Prize in literature

 

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