Sture Allén & Kjell Espmark
The Nobel Prize in Literature. An introduction
The Nobel Prize in Literature is the internationally most noticed manifestation of Swedish culture. In this introduction to the Swedish Academy’s work on the prize, the first section deals with Alfred Nobel’s will, the statutes of the Nobel Foundation, the procedure for the choice of laureate, the prize citations and the award ceremony. The theme of the second section is the history of the evaluations, i.e. the development of the criteria for the Academy’s assessment of candidates throughout different periods. There is also a complete listing of all the Nobel laureates, with prize citations. Translated by Erik Frykman.
2014. 3rd edn. 72 pp., paperback. ISBN 978-91-1-306663-9. Distributed by Norstedts.