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At its statutory gathering yesterday, the Swedish Academy voted to appoint two new members: Ellen Mattson, to succeed Jayne Svenungsson on Chair No. 9, and Anne Swärd, who succeeds Sara Stridsberg on Chair No. 13.
The Nobel Foundation has announced today that the Nobel Prize in Literature can again be awarded, since the Swedish Academy in the past year has taken considerable steps to reestablish confidence in itself as an institution.
At its most recent Thursday convocation, the Swedish Academy voted to appoint a new member, the author Tua Forsström. She will succeed Katarina Frostenson on Chair No. 18. H.M. King Carl XVI Gustaf has today given approval to the appointment.
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.
Background | The Swedish Academy is in a state of crisis following a period of strong disagreement between members over important issues.
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 Swedish Academy will announce this year’s Nobel Laureate in literature at 1 p.m. on Thursday, October 5 in the Grand Hall in the Exchange.
The Swedish Academy has received Bob Dylan’s Nobel Lecture. The speech is extraordinary and, as one might expect, eloquent. Now that the Lecture has been delivered, the Dylan adventure is coming to a close.
The Swedish Academy has decided not to organize an alternative plan for the Nobel Lecture traditionally held on December 7.
Yesterday evening the Swedish Academy received a personal letter from Bob Dylan, in which he explained that due to pre-existing commitments, he is unable to travel to Stockholm in December and therefore will not attend the Nobel Prize Ceremony.