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2 Nobels in Literature Will Be Announced This Year

March 6, 2019

Last year, the Nobel Prize in Literature was not awarded amid a scandal over alleged conflicts of interest, sexual harassment and sexual assault involving a man (since convicted of rape) married to a member of the Swedish Academy. The Nobel Foundation's board said Tuesday that the 2018 and 2019 prizes would both be announced this fall. Further, the foundation said that new procedures were in place, including requirements that the academy "no longer includes any members who are subject to conflict of interest or criminal investigations."


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