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2018 Nobel Literature Prize to be postponed until next year

The old Stock Exchange Building, home of the Swedish Academy in Stockholm
The old Stock Exchange Building, home of the Swedish Academy in Stockholm Copyright TT News Agency/Fredrik Sandberg/via REUTERS
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By Euronews with Reuters
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The awarding of the 2018 Nobel Literature Prize has been postponed; Nobel Foundation says it will award the prize in 2019

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No Nobel Prize for literature will be given this year, following a scandal over sexual misconduct allegations that has seen a string of board members resign from the board of the Swedish Academy that awards it, the Nobel Foundation said on Friday.

The foundation said in a statement the intention was to award the 2018 prize next year, along with that year's prize.

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