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The last Nobel Prize in Literature winner was Kazuo Ishiguro, who took the honor in 2017. The Swedish Academy will award two literary prizes in 2019, the Nobel Foundation says. Stina Stjernkvist/TT News Agency / Reuters hide caption

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Jean-Claude Arnault is escorted on Nov. 12 after the first day of his appeal trial in Stockholm. Arnault challenged his conviction for rape, but instead of throwing out the conviction, the appeals court extended his sentence. Jonathan Nackstrand/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A court in Stockholm has found cultural figure Jean-Claude Arnault guilty of rape. He's seen here leaving on the final day of hearings in his trial. The turmoil unleashed by the case prompted the Swedish Academy to postpone this year's Nobel Literature Prize. Jonathan Nackstrand/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Anders Olsson, the acting permanent secretary of the Swedish Academy, announces that the Swedish Academy has decided to postpone the award of the 2018 Nobel literature prize. Janerik Henriksson/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Protesters gathered earlier this month outside Stockholm's Old Stock Exchange building, where the Swedish Academy meets. Demonstrators showed support for resigned Permanent Secretary Sara Danius by wearing her hallmark tied blouse. Fredrik Persson/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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The Stockholm Stock Exchange Building, which has housed the Royal Swedish Academy since the early 20th century, seen in 2010. "It is a bomb dropped right onto the Stock Exchange Building," a local culture editor said of the allegations and subsequent resignations. "The institution is in ruins." Jonathan Nackstrand/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Bob Dylan speaks onstage at the MusiCares 2015 Person Of The Year Gala in Los Angeles. Dylan was awarded the Nobel Prize in literature in October, though he has not yet accepted it. The Swedish Academy has announced he plans to do so this weekend in Stockholm. Frazer Harrison/Getty Images hide caption

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Poet and playwright Derek Walcott published his first poem at the age of 14. He won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1992. Brooks Kraft/Sygma via Getty Images hide caption

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Derek Walcott, Who Wrote Of Caribbean Beauty And Bondage, Dies At 87

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Bob Dylan performs in Chicago in 1978. He is the first American to claim the Nobel Prize in literature since Toni Morrison won in 1993. Paul Natkin/Getty Images hide caption

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