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Nobel committee member defends controversial laureate

Austrian writer Peter Handke. Photo: AP Photo/Francois Mori

Published: 18.Oct.2019 13:48 hrs

Giving the Nobel Prize in Literature to Austrian author Peter Handke was the right choice, a member of the committee that selects the winner argues.

Henrik Petersen said that in the future, Handke would be considered just as worthy as someone like acclaimed Irish novellist Samuel Beckett, who won in 1969.

"In 50 years… Peter Handke, just like Beckett, will be among the most obvious choices the Swedish Academy ever made, of that I am certain," Petersen wrote in an op-ed in the newspaper Svenska Dagbladet.

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