Nobel Judge Bashes Previous Winner

The Nobel Prize in Literature will be announced Thursday. Whoever the winner, there's definitely a candidate for top party pooper: 82-year-old Swedish Academy member Knut Ahnlund quit this year, but not before issuing a scathing criticism of last year's winner, an Austrian feminist writer who Ahnlund says caused "irreparable harm" to the award's reputation. He called the writing "whingeing, unenjoyable, violent pornography.

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