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The Swedish Academy Nobel Library

The Swedish Academy Nobel Library

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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The Swedish Academy postpones the 2018 Nobel Prize in Literature

Press release4 May 2018

The Swedish Academy intends to decide on and announce the Nobel Prize in Literature for 2018 in parallel with the naming of the 2019 laureate. Seven times previously, the Swedish Academy has chosen to declare a “reserved prize”: in 1915, 1919, 1925, 1926, 1927, 1936 and 1949.

Press release from the Swedish Academy

Press release24 Apr 2018

Background | The Swedish Academy is in a state of crisis following a period of strong disagreement between members over important issues.

Press conference with this year’s Nobel laureate in literature

News30 Nov 2017

A press conference with this year’s Nobel laureate in literature, Kazuo Ishiguro, is held on Wednesday, December 6th at 13.00. The press conference will take place in the Grand Hall at the Swedish Academy.

The Nobel Prize in Literature 2017

Press release5 Oct 2017

The Nobel Prize in Literature for 2017 is awarded to to the English author Kazuo Ishiguro

“who, in novels of great emotional force, has uncovered the abyss beneath our illusory sense of connection with the world”.

The Permanent Secretary