The th Nobel Laureate in Literature is a woman, which means that a total of 15 women have won the Nobel Prize in Literature. The last woman to win was Svetlana Alexievich, author of Secondhand Time. The Nobel Prize in Literature for was awarded to Olga Tokarczuk "for a narrative imagination that with encyclopedic passion represents the crossing of boundaries as a form of life. Bustle previously recommended her as one of the five women-in-translation you should be reading. Peter Handke, whose defense of Serbian dictator Slobodan Milosevic makes him a controversial choice , was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature for "for an influential work that with linguistic ingenuity has explored the periphery and the specificity of human experience. It's unsurprising that the Swedish Academy chose to award the prize to at least one woman when you consider the reason for two awards in the first place: 's award was postponed amid a MeToo controversy concerning Jean-Claude Arnault , the husband of Swedish Academy member Katarina Frostenson.
Olga Tokarczuk and Peter Handke win Nobel Prize for Literature for 2018 and 2019
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Two winners were named - one for and one for - because the prize was not awarded last year. The Swedish Academy, which oversees the prestigious award, suspended it in after a sexual assault scandal. The year-old Austrian playwright, novelist and poet was recognised for "an influential work that with linguistic ingenuity has explored the periphery and the specificity of human experience", the academy said in a statement. However, he has been a highly controversial figure for his support for the Serbs during the s Yugoslav war, and for speaking at the funeral of former Serb leader Slobodan Milosevic , who was accused of genocide and other war crimes.
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Nobel Prize is given at an international level which is administered by the Nobel Foundation in Stockholm, Sweden. It is awarded for outstanding contributions in several categories including chemistry, literature, peace, physics, physiology or medicine and economic sciences. The will of Swedish scientist Alfred Nobel established five Nobel prizes in A person or organisation who is awarded the Nobel Prize is known as Nobel Laureate.
Jump to navigation. The Swedish Academy will today announce two winners of the Nobel Prize in Literature after a scandal-hit year that had several members of the prestigious Academy stepping down from their posts. The Swedish Academy will announce the winners of both the Nobel Prize in Literature and the Nobel Prize in Literature; the latter was postponed last year following a crisis sparked by allegations of sexual misconduct and conflict of interest. At the centre of the scandal was Jean-Claude Arnault, a Swedish photographer who was accused of sexual assault by over a dozen women. The allegations were made in late , at the height of the Me Too movement that was then sweeping the world.