2018 Nobel Prize In Literature Is A Casualty Of Sex-Abuse Scandal The Swedish Academy has announced that it will not announce a Nobel Laureate for literature in 2018 as it handles a scandal over sexual assault allegations. It will be given in 2019.
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2018 Nobel Prize In Literature Is A Casualty Of Sex-Abuse Scandal

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2018 Nobel Prize In Literature Is A Casualty Of Sex-Abuse Scandal

2018 Nobel Prize In Literature Is A Casualty Of Sex-Abuse Scandal

2018 Nobel Prize In Literature Is A Casualty Of Sex-Abuse Scandal

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The Swedish Academy has announced that it will not announce a Nobel Laureate for literature in 2018 as it handles a scandal over sexual assault allegations. It will be given in 2019.

DAVID GREENE, HOST:

All right. The Swedish Academy announced this morning that it is not going to announce a winner for the 2018 Nobel Prize in Literature. This comes after several tumultuous months for the Academy as it deals with sexual assault allegations against the photographer Jean-Claude Arnault.

RACHEL MARTIN, HOST:

Yeah. Arnault was working on a project funded by the Academy, and some of the accusers say these assaults happened on properties that belong to the Academy. The allegations against Arnault were made last November, and several members of the academy ended up resigning. This will be the first time since World War II that the Nobel Prize in Literature will not be awarded.

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