Literature

Questions and Answers

“It is important for the Nobel Prize that the Swedish Academy quickly solves their problems.” Comment on the postponed Literature Prize by Lars Heikensten, Executive Director of the Nobel Foundation, 4 October 2018: Photo: Kari Kohvakka The 2018 Nobel Prize announcements are now ongoing, however this year no Nobel Prize in Literature will be announced.…

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Questions and Answers

“I am convinced that greater openness towards the outside world would be good for the Swedish Academy.” The Swedish Academy has decided to postpone the 2018 Nobel Prize in Literature. The Nobel Foundation supports the decision. Lars Heikensten, Executive Director of the Nobel Foundation, answers some questions concerning this decision: Photo: Kari Kohvakka Why will…

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Banquet speech

As the Laureate was unable to be present at the Nobel Banquet at the City Hall in Stockholm, December 10, 1954, the speech was read by John M. Cabot, United States Ambassador to Sweden «Having no facility for speech-making and no command of oratory nor any domination of rhetoric, I wish to thank the administrators…

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