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Swedish Academy publishes new statutes after summer of scandals

Members of the Swedish Academy pictured on Thursday. Photo: Janerik Henriksson / TT

Published: 14.Sep.2018 15:06 hrs

The Swedish Academy, the prestigious body responsible for awarding the Nobel Literature Prize, has made its new statutes public following a summer of scandals in the wake of sexual assault allegations linked to the Academy.

The new additions update the original statutes, written in 1786 when the body was founded. In a statement, Permanent Secretary Anders Olsson said the aim was to "re-establish trust for its activities" and "produce a modern interpretation" of the existing rules.

After the announcement last week that the statutes had been updated, the Academy published them on Friday

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