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 2020


Anders Olsson (Chairman)

Per Wästberg

Jesper Svenbro

Co-opted member

Mats Malm


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

Mikaela Blomqvist

Rebecka Kärde

Henrik Petersen


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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