Interview on Book Riot’s podcast Annotated

Curious to hear my voice? I am being interviewed on Book Riot’s podcast Annotated today about the scandal surrounding the Nobel Prize in Literature and the Swedish Academy. I had such a great time doing this interview. Yet another example of the awesomeness of Book Riot and the Book Riot community

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

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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?

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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.

The Nobel Prize in Literature 2018 Cancelled in the Wake of #MeToo

On May 4, 2018, I published the following post on Book Riot.

The Nobel Prize in Literature 2018 Cancelled in the Wake of #MeToo

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The Nobel Prize in Literature 2018 has been cancelled in the wake of #metoo allegations, criminal investigations, conflicts of interest, and resignations by nearly half of the members of the Swedish Academy.

The decision was made during the Swedish Academy’s weekly Thursday meeting on May 3, and was made public through a press release on the morning of May 4.

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

The Swedish Academy Collapses. Two Additional Members Have Resigned

On April 13, 2018, I published the following post on Book Riot.

The Swedish Academy Collapses. Two Additional Members Have Resigned.

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The internal collapse of the Swedish Academy is complete. What everyone feared would happen has happened, and it is even worse than expected.

As of yesterday, two more members of the Swedish Academy have resigned, leaving the prestigious institution paralyzed by its own bylaws.

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

The Disintegration of the Swedish Academy: Is This the End for the Nobel Prize in Literature?

On April 10, 2018, I published the following post on Book Riot.

The Disintegration of the Swedish Academy: Is This the End for the Nobel Prize in Literature?

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The Swedish Academy is disintegrating. In the wake of the #metoo movement having reached Sweden in the fall of 2017, the Swedish Academy has been shaken to its core, jeopardizing the continued existence of the 232 year-old institution.

Internationally, the Swedish Academy is mostly known for awarding the Noble Prize in Literature every year. But if the Swedish Academy falls apart, what will happen to one of the world’s most famous and prestigious literary awards?

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