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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 elects a new member

Press release12 Feb 2019

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.

Press release from the Swedish Academy

News7 Sep 2018

During the summer and early autumn the Swedish Academy has continued its efforts in re-establishing trust for its activities and the legitimacy of the Nobel Prize for Literature.

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.