Nobel Prize in Literature to Be Awarded Twice This Year

Nobel Prize in Literature to Be Awarded Twice This Year

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According to the Guardian, the Nobel prize in Literature will be awarded twice this year, in order to make up for last year, during which time the Swedish Academy withheld the award due to a sexual misconduct scandal. A string of sexual assault allegations were made against Jean-Claude Arnault, husband of member Katrina Frostenson, ending with Arnault’s conviction and imprisonment for rape in October. The Nobel Foundation announced that they intend to take steps to restore trust in the institution, so awards for both 2018 and 2019 will be announced this autumn. Still, despite these steps, the foundation has a long …