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Nobel prize for literature hit by fresh round of resignations

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Two members of the committee set up to oversee reforms to the scandal-rocked award announce they are leaving
Two members of the external committee set up to oversee reforms to the scandal-hit Nobel prize in literature quit on Monday, with one claiming the work to change the culture in the Swedish Academy was taking too long.The august and mysterious 18-strong panel of the Swedish Academy, which selects the Nobel laureate each year, was forced to introduce several new measures after a sex scandal involving the husband of a former member escalated into a bitter row that resulted in several resignations and the 2018 award being postponed. One of the measures was to establish a team outside the academy to assist in finding candidates to consider for the prize. Continue reading…

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Publish date : 2019-12-02 14:07:56

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