Nobel Prize in Literature to be awarded after years of tumult

Nobel Prize in Literature to be awarded after years of tumult

The Nobel Prize in Literature is plight to be awarded Thursday after several years of controversy and scandal for the realm’s pre-illustrious literary accolade.

A bronze bust of Alfred Nobel is pictured at the Stockholm Concert Hall in Stockholm, Sweden on this December 2019 checklist. The winner of the 2020 Nobel Prize in Literature is as a result of be launched Thursday. (Claudio Bresciani/TT News Company/Reuters)

The Nobel Prize in┬áLiterature is plight to be awarded Thursday after several years of controversy and scandal for the realm’s pre-illustrious literary accolade.

In 2018 the award changed into postponed after sex abuse allegations rocked the Swedish Academy, the secretive physique that chooses the winners, and sparked a mass exodus of participants.

After the academy revamped itself in a expose to earn the have faith of the Nobel Foundation, two laureates were named closing yr, with the 2018 prize going to Poland’s Olga Tokarczuk and the 2019 award to Austria’s Peter Handke.

Handke’s prize ended in a storm of stutter: a stable supporter of the Serbs correct via the 1990s Balkan wars, he has been known as an apologist for Serbian war crimes. Several countries in conjunction with Albania, Bosnia and Turkey boycotted the Nobel awards ceremony in stutter, and a member of the committee that nominates candidates for the literature prize resigned.

This yr the academy is probably going to survey a extra harmonious need for the 10 million kronor (about $1.5 million Cdn) prize.

Conceivable Canadian contenders

Authors in most cases talked about as contenders consist of Kenya’s Ngugi Wa Thiong’o, Canadian poet Anne Carson and Japanese novelist Haruki Murakami.

British bookmakers Ladbrokes have ranked Carson because the 5-1 well-liked, followed by Russian novelist Lyudmila Ulitskaya, Canadian author Margaret Atwood and Guadeloupe-born author Maryse Conde.

On Monday, the Nobel Committee awarded the prize for physiology and medicine for finding the liver-ravaging hepatitis C virus. Tuesday’s prize for physics honoured breakthroughs in working out the mysteries of cosmic black holes, and the chemistry prize on Wednesday went to scientists within the support of a highly efficient gene-enhancing tool.

Peaceable to reach support are prizes for prominent work within the fields of peace and economics.

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