The Swedish Academy Nobel Library

The Swedish Academy Nobel Library

Old Town, Stockholm

Old Town, Stockholm

The Swedish Academy is an independent cultural institution, founded in 1786 by King Gustaf III in order to advance the Swedish language and Swedish literature. The Academy has also awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature since 1901.

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Tuesday Oct v 43


Bob Dylan and the Nobel Prize Ceremonies

Press release22 Oct 2016

An author awarded the Nobel Prize makes up his or her own mind regarding the ceremonies involved in the presentation of the prize. The Swedish Academy has never held a view on a prizewinner’s decision in this context, neither will it now, regardless of the decision reached.

The Nobel Prize in Literature 2016

Press release13 Oct 2016

The Nobel Prize in Literature for 2016 is awarded to Bob Dylan

“for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition”.

The Permanent Secretary

The Nobel Prize in literature 2016

Press release10 Oct 2016

The Swedish Academy will announce this year’s Nobel Laureate in literature at 1 p.m. on Thursday, October 13 in the Grand Hall in the Exchange.

Press release from the Swedish Academy

Press release24 Mar 2016

In February 1989, Iran’s spiritual leader, Ayatollah Khomeini, issued a death warrant for Salman Rushdie for having violated Islam through blasphemy with his novel The Satanic Verses. Rushdie was forced to go underground. Murders and attempted murders of his translators and publishers followed.