Why There Won’t Be a Nobel Prize in Literature This Year

STOCKHOLM — The Nobel Prize in Literature always draws great interest, but the organization behind the prestigious award finds itself in the throes of a high-profile crisis so severe that it has decided not to pick a winner this year.

The award will be postponed until next year, when the academy will name laureates.

The Swedish Academy, the Stockholm-based organization that awards the prize, is struggling to cope with a situation completely at odds with its reputation as a distinguished advocate of literary excellence.

With its echoes of the #MeToo movement, the scandal has prompted the intervention of the ……………

A demonstration in Stockholm in April in support of Sara Danius, who quit as the head of the Swedish Academy.CreditFredrik Persson/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images


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