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Ousted Swedish Academy head gives her side of the story for the first time

Sara Danius announcing her resignation as Permanent Secretary of the Swedish Academy. Photo: Jonas Ekströmer/TT

Published: 18.Aug.2018 16:04 hrs

Sara Danius, the former head of the Swedish Academy, has for the first time given her account of the crisis which forced it to postpone this year's Nobel Prize in Literature.

In her talk on Swedish Radio’s much-loved ‘Sommar’ programme, Danius described the events as "one of the biggest culture scandals ever in modern Swedish history". 
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