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Nobel prize in literature 2018 cancelled after sexual assault scandal
Swedish Academy says it needs to ‘commit time to recovering public confidence’ after string of resignations and wide-ranging scandal
- Jon Henley and Alison Flood
- The Guardian
Riven by infighting and resignations following allegations of sexual misconduct, financial malpractice and repeated leaks, the Swedish Academy has said no Nobel prize for literature will be awarded this year.
For the first time since 1949, the secretive jury that hands out the world’s most prestigious literary prize will not unveil a winner this autumn, instead revealing two laureates in 2019, it announced on…