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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. Nobel Prize in literature to be awarded twice this year The scandal-hit Swedish Academy was blocked from awarding the prize in 2018 following mass resignations. The Nobel Foundation banned the Swedish Academy from awarding last year’s prize following allegations of sexual misconduct against the husband of one of its board members and accusations of leaks, which effectively paralysed the institution. In a press release on Tuesday, the foundation, which executes Swedish inventor Alfred Nobel’s will, said that its Board of Directors “believes that the steps that the Swedish Academy has taken and intends to take will create good opportunities for restoring trust in the Academy as a prize-winning institution”. Laureates for 2018 and 2019 would be announced in autumn, the statement said. The Nobel Prize in Literature will once again be awarded, and this autumn laureates for both 2018 and 2019 will be announced.
March 5, 2019 The Nobel Foundation had previously threatened to strip the Swedish Academy of its role in awarding the prize following the scandals, which first emerged in 2017 and resulted in a wave of resignations in protest. Jean-Claude Arnault, the husband of poet and former academy member Katarina Frostenson, was convicted on two charges of rape in October 2018. Frostenson left the body in January after an inquiry found she had leaked the names of prize winners on multiple occasions, which she denied. The academy announced in May that the prize would not be awarded in 2018 “in view of the currently diminished Academy and the reduced public confidence in the academy”. It was the first time the prestigious award was not handed out since a suspension in 1943 due to World War II. Important changes’ According to Tuesday’s statement, “several important changes” have been made, including a change in bylaws making it possible for members to resign, electing new members and dismissing any members who are “subject to conflict of interest or criminal investigation”. In addition to these measures, five independent external members, intended to provide “valuable new perspectives” and assist in choosing the laureates, have been appointed.
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