The New Academy Releases Its Four Finalists in 2018 Alternative Prize in Literature

The New Academy Releases Its Four Finalists in 2018 Alternative Prize in Literature

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As long as you’re book-lovers or Bookstr fans, you may have already known that, unfortunately, the 2018 Nobel Prize in Literature has been cancelled due to the explosion of sexual assault scandals in the Swedish Academy. But the celebration of humanities never stops. As an alternative and temporary for Prize in Literature, the New Academy just announced the shortlist of four authors for the 2018 New Academy Prize in Literature: Neil Gaiman, Maryse Condé, Haruki Murakami, and Kim Thúy.     Books of the final four | Image Via stadsbibblanstockholm     Feeling shame about the scandal in a used-to-be distinguished and respectful Swedish Academy, Alexandra Pascalidou, a …

Sweden Launches Alternative Nobel Prize in Literature

Sweden Launches Alternative Nobel Prize in Literature

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Though the Swedish Academy has cancelled the 2018 Novel Prize in Literature, it does not mean the Prize in Literature should be postponed too. According to The Guardian, a huge number of Swedish writers, actors, correspondents, librarians, and cultural influencers have co-launched a unit called “the New Academy” based on their strong belief that the “world’s greatest literature prize” should still be awarded. A representative of the New Academy said:  In a time when human values are increasingly being called into question…Literature becomes an even more important counterforce to stop the culture of silence and oppression.   The nominees can be anyone from …