COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The foundation behind the Nobel Prize in literature says the winners of the 2019 and the delayed 2018 editions of the prestigious award will be announced in October by the Swedish Academy, saying that the scandal-rocked body has revamped itself and restored “trust.”
The Nobel Foundation had warned that another group could be picked to award the prize if the academy did not improve its tarnished image. The foundation formally announced Tuesday that the academy will hand out the two prizes this year.
The literature prize was cancelled last year after a mass exodus at the exclusive Swedish Academy following sex abuse allegations. Jean-Claude Arnault, husband of a former academy member, was convicted last year for two rapes in 2011.