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Nobel Prize in Literature to be awarded twice in 2019

Two Nobel prizes for literature will be awarded this year, Independent reported.

Nobel Prize in Literature to be awarded twice in 2019

Nobel Prize in Literature to be awarded twice in 2019

STEPANAKERT,  MARCH 6, ARTSAKHPRESS: The Swedish Academy postponed the award last year following a sexual misconduct scandal that saw a number of members leave the organisation. 

Dagens Nyheter, a Swedish newspaper, reports that two prizes shall be awarded in 2019 to make up for the lack of prize last year. There has been no official announcement.

The 2018 prize was cancelled in 2018 after 18 women made sexual assault allegations against French photographer Jean-Claude Arnault, 72, husband of Academy member Katarina Frostenson.

Arnault denied all of the charges against him, which date back as far as 1996, and all but one was dropped due to a lack of evidence following an investigation by Swedish prosecutors. He was subsequently convicted of rape and sentenced to prison in October.


     

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