The Swedish Academy says the Nobel Prize in Literature will be not awarded this year following sex-abuse allegations and other issues within its ranks that have tarnished the body’s reputation.
In a statement, the body said, the decision was taken in view of the reduced public confidence in the Academy. It said, the 2018 prize will be given in 2019.
It is the first time since wartime 1943 that the prestigious award will not handed out.
The Nobel Prize in Literature 2018 has been postponed. The Nobel Foundation supports the Swedish Academy’s decision. Press release: https://t.co/eayNN3YgYv
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