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 2023


Anders Olsson (Chair)

Per Wästberg

Steve Sem-Sandberg

Ellen Mattson

Anne Swärd

Co-opted member

Mats Malm

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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Nobel Prizes and laureates

Fourteen laureates were awarded a Nobel Prize in 2022, for achievements that have conferred the greatest benefit to humankind. Their work and discoveries range from paleogenomics and click chemistry to documenting war crimes.

See them all presented here.
Nobel Prizes 2022