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Crisis may cause 2018 Nobel Literature Prize to be postponed

The Swedish Academy building in Stockholm. Photo: Henrik Montgtomery/TT

Published: 26.Apr.2018 07:05 hrs

The Swedish Academy, plunged into crisis over allegations of rape and sexual assault by the husband of one its members, may postpone the 2018 Nobel Literature Prize, Swedish Radio reports.

"We're thinking about it. We'll let you know soon," said Anders Olsson, the  Academy's interim permanent secretary.

According to Swedish Radio, several members of the Academy have suggested  reserving this year's prize, and awarding it alongside the 2019 prize next year. 

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