The Nobel Committee for Literature

The Nobel Committee for Literature at the Swedish Academy is responsible for the selection of candidates for the Literature Prize from the names submitted for consideration by qualified nominators, who have been invited through formal letters.

The Nobel Committee for Literature 2019


Anders Olsson (Chairman)

Per Wästberg

Kristina Lugn

Jesper Svenbro


For 2019-2020, the Committee has been reinforced with five external specialists:

Mikaela Blomqvist

Rebecka Kärde

Kristoffer Leandoer

Henrik Petersen

Gun-Britt Sundström


Committee members are elected for a period of three years from among the members of the Academy. In assessing the qualifications of the candidates, the Committee is assisted by specially appointed expert advisers.

The Swedish Academy – Prize Awarder for the Nobel Prize in Literature

Process of nomination and selection of Literature Laureates

Web site of the Swedish Academy

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