Crisis in committee of the Nobel prize for Literature

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STOCKHOLM – The committee that each year the Nobel prize for Literature awards is in serious crisis. A large number of members of the so-called Swedish Academy is left after a scandal about the husband of one of the members, Katarina Frostenson, which eighteen women would have harassed or abused.

The husband of Katarina Frostenson would 18 women have been abused.

Frostenson is also accused that they are seven times the name of the potential winner would have leaked and that they money of the Academy would have diverted to a cultuurclub that her husband ran, and where she co-owns.

A motion of censure against Frostenson got it earlier this week, in which three committee members, in protest walked out. Chairman Sara Danius left Thursday, after the confidence in her was terminated because they are insufficient would have done to contain the crisis. Frostenson drew Thursday night, according to Swedish media still has its conclusions and got it anyway.

Of the eighteen committee members, who for life are appointed, there are now only eleven active. That is, according to the articles of association to new members. The situation is the worst crisis since the founding of the Swedish Academy in 1786. The institute has since 1901 the Nobel prize for Literature.

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