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The Nobel Prize in Literature: Where Do We Go From Here?

On May 11, 2018, I published the following post on Book Riot.

The Nobel Prize in Literature: Where Do We Go From Here?


The Nobel Prize in Literature 2018 has been cancelled. Instead, two prizes will be awarded next year, while the Swedish Academy, who appoints the annual recipient of the prize, reconstitutes itself in an effort to survive the fallout of the scandal it has been embroiled in over the past several months.

The Nobel Prize in Literature is arguably the most prestigious literary award in the world. The decision to postpone the 2018 award has given rise to more questions than answers. Is the prize in jeopardy? Will the Nobel Foundation allow the Swedish Academy to continue awarding the prize? Is the Nobel Prize in Literature at all needed?

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In the words of my friend, the Australian, I shall return.

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