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But when the academy took the extraordinary step of canceling this year’s prize, she became a little angry, too. Why do the authors have to pay the price for this mess? How hard can running a prize be? Pascalidou — with the help of over 100 prominent Swedish cultural figures, including actors, novelists and a rapper — has started her own prize. The winner of the New Academy Prize in Literature will be announced on Oct. There will also be a banquet in the winner’s honor, just as there would be for a Nobel laureate. But there is one big difference between the prizes: You can be involved in this one.
Voting opened on the prize’s website this week with a 46-strong list of nominees, selected by Swedish librarians. Rather than the highbrow and sometimes obscure names usually touted for the Nobel, this list includes J. There are also 12 Swedes, plus Zadie Smith, Donna Tartt and the French author Édouard Louis, 25, who is acclaimed for his books showing the brutal reality of working-class life in France. Some authors who have been tipped for the Nobel are absent, such as the South Korean poet Ko Un and Salman Rushdie. The voting, which closes on Aug. A panel made up of a literature professor, two librarians and two literary editors will then choose the winner. Pascalidou said the prize was not trying to replace the Nobel. In fact, the organizers plan to disband after this year’s ceremony. But she wants it to draw attention to what is wrong at the Swedish Academy, she said. What we’d like to see is something new — a Swedish Academy that is contemporary, open to the world, inclusive, transparent.
But she added that she did not expect the Swedish Academy to start involving librarians, let alone the public, in its decisions. I don’t think they will adopt what we’re doing as these are people who express very elitist views on librarians. Why do they think people in the academy are the only ones that know about literature? The Swedish Academy did not respond to a request for comment. Ann Palsson, a book editor and president of the New Academy Prize’s jury, said that she wanted the prize to inspire people about books in the same way the Nobel once had. A version of this article appears in print on , on Page C3 of the New York edition with the headline: A Literature Prize Subbing for the Nobel. Although the Nobel Prize in Literature has become the world’s most prestigious literature prize, the Swedish Academy has attracted significant criticism for its handling of the award. Many authors who have won the prize have fallen into obscurity, while others rejected by the jury remain widely studied and read.
Nobel’s “vague” wording for the criteria for the prize has led to recurrent controversy. In the original Swedish, the word idealisk translates as “ideal”. The Nobel Committee’s interpretation has varied over the years. Nobel Prize in Literature, “in special recognition of his poetic composition, which gives evidence of lofty idealism, artistic perfection and a rare combination of the qualities of both heart and intellect. The members of the Norwegian Nobel Committee that were to award the Peace Prize were appointed shortly after the will was approved. The prize-awarding organisations followed: the Karolinska Institutet on 7 June, the Swedish Academy on 9 June, and the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences on 11 June. Each year, the Swedish Academy sends out requests for nominations of candidates for the Nobel Prize in Literature. Members of the Academy, members of literature academies and societies, professors of literature and language, former Nobel literature laureates, and the presidents of writers’ organizations are all allowed to nominate a candidate. Thousands of requests are sent out each year, and as of 2011 about 220 proposals are returned.