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Names of Nobel Prize winners were leaked: report

Swedish Academy member Katarina Frostenson and her husband Jean-Claude Arnault. Photo: Henrik Montgomery/TT

Published: 18.Dec.2018 16:54 hrs

An investigation ordered by the Swedish Academy claims one of its members leaked the names of Nobel Prize winners to her husband, who has been jailed for raping a woman.

The Swedish Academy ordered a law firm to carry out the inquiry following a year of scandals, sparked when Jean-Claude Arnault – not a household name in Sweden but a prominent figure on Stockholm's cultural scene – was accused of rape and sexual misconduct by several women, allegations which he denied.

He was also accused of leaking the names of several winners of the Nobel Literature Prize, awarded by the Academy, and the inquiry now claims he was fed the information by his wife, poet Katarina Frostenson, who has denied the accusations.

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