COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The foundation behind the Nobel Prize in literature said Tuesday the winners of the 2019 and the delayed 2018 editions of the prestigious award will both be announced in...
Outsiders, academy members to pick Nobel Literature winners
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Only half of those who choose the winners of next year's Nobel Prize in literature will be members of the scandal-rocked Swedish Academy that has always previously awarded the prize, the prestigious body said Monday.
Two authors, two critics and one translator — all Swedish — will join five members of the academy in picking the winners next year — including the 2019 and the delayed 2018 literature prizes — and in 2020.
STOCKHOLM (AP) — Outrage and photos of blouses sprouted Friday across Swedish social media in support of the ousted female leader of the prestigious academy that awards the Nobel Prize in Literature.
Many in gender-neutral Sweden are upset that two highly respected women are being forced out of top positions, effectively paying the price for the alleged sexual misconduct of a man, Jean-Claude Arnault, a major cultural figure in Sweden.
STOCKHOLM (AP) — The Nobel Foundation Board has sharply criticized the Swedish Academy, which chooses the Nobel Literature Prize winner each year, saying the group has damaged its own reputation and is threatening to tarnish the reputation of the Nobel Prize itself.
The comments came hours after the Swedish king said the resignation of three members from the Swedish Academy was "deeply unfortunate and risked seriously damaging" the body's "important activities."
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The Latest on the uproar at the Swedish Academy, which awards the Nobel Literature Prize (all times local):
The Nobel Foundation Board has sharply criticized the Swedish Academy, which chooses the Nobel Literature Prize winner each year, for damaging its own reputation and threatening to tarnish the reputation of the Nobel Prize itself.
Nobel institute: Myanmar leader can’t be stripped of prize
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The organization that oversees the Nobel Peace Prize said Friday the 1991 prize awarded to Myanmar's Aung Sang Suu Kyi cannot be revoked.
Olav Njolstad, head of the Norwegian Nobel Institute, said in an email to The Associated Press that neither the will of prize founder Alfred Nobel nor the Nobel Foundation's rules provide for the possibility of withdrawing the honor from laureates.
Dylan writes Nobel Prize fest speech; Patti Smith to sing
STOCKHOLM (AP) — He won't be there in person but the Nobel Foundation says Bob Dylan has written a speech that will be read out at the traditional Nobel Prize banquet.
Nobel winner Dylan is likely in Stockholm next year
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Bob Dylan, who was awarded the 2016 Nobel Prize for literature but won't be attending the prize ceremony, likely will travel to Stockholm next year and might give his Nobel Lecture then, the Swedish Academy said Friday.
Dylan likely will give a concert in the Swedish capital, offering "a perfect opportunity to deliver his lecture," the academy said. The Swedish Academy awards the Nobel Prize for literature.
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