No Literature Nobel prize as academy fights sex scandal

Nobel Prize for Literature postponed after sex abuse allegations

The Swedish Academy announced Friday that it would not hand out the Nobel Prize in Literature this year.

The Swedish Academy has announced that no Nobel Prize for literature will be awarded this year, in the wake of a financial and sexual scandal that has engulfed the body responsible for selecting the victor.

For the first time since World War II - an event which, understandably, shook the continuity of most European institutions - there will be no Nobel Prize in Literature awarded this year.

"We find it necessary to commit time to recovering public confidence ... before the next laureate can be announced", said interim Permanent Secretary Anders Olsson, explaining the decision to cancel.

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In a statement, the academy said it needed to "regain confidence in its work, before the next Literature Prize victor is declared".

The revelations have sown deep discord among the academy's 18 members over how to handle the matter, with one camp defending Ms Frostenson and the academy's old guard, and the other supporting permanent secretary Sara Danius, who wanted reforms.

The academy said: "Work on the selection of a laureate is at an advanced stage and will continue as usual in the months ahead but the Academy needs time to regain its full complement, engage a larger number of active members and regain confidence in its work, before the next Literature Prize victor is declared".

The decision however, does not affect the other Nobel prizes, which are awarded separately. In a statement emailed to CNN earlier this week, Arnault's lawyer, Bjorn Hurtig, said his client denied all the allegations. In five of those instances, the prize was awarded concurrently with the following year's prize.

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Technically, Swedish Academy members are appointed for life and not able to resign, though they could leave their chairs "empty" by not participating in meetings and decisions. Another accusation is that he leaked the names of seven former Nobel winners.

MAYER: Heikensten says it's up to the academy to make things right, but he would like to see a younger, more diverse membership. Besides the six years during the world wars, there has only been one year when the prize was not awarded and that is because no victor was found in 1935.

This stems from an ongoing sexual harassment scandal surrounding French photographer Jean-Claude Arnault, who in November 2017 was accused by Swedish newspaper Dagens Nyhete of using his stature in the arts world to pressure women into sex, and of groping women - including Sweden's Crown Princess Victoria. The academy later admitted in a report that "unacceptable behaviour in the form of unwanted intimacy" took place within its ranks, but its handling of the allegations shredded the body's credibility. "The crisis in the Swedish Academy has adversely affected the Nobel Prize".

She said the academy's members had "managed to turn one of Sweden's strongest and brightest brands into something dirty".

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In a prior statement last week, the Nobel Prize-awarding institution confirmed that it had obtained a legal firm to investigate to what extent senior members were aware of the sexual harassment and assault allegations before the public protest.

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