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Nobel Foundation says literature prize may be delayed again

Nobel Foundation executive director Lars Heikensten. File photo: Tomas Oneborg/SvD/TT

Published: 26.May.2018 11:10 hrs

The Nobel Foundation on Friday said this year's literature prize, already postponed until 2019 due to a sexual assault scandal, may be delayed further.

Lars Heikensten, executive director of the foundation said the 2018 prize would be "awarded when the Swedish Academy has regained confidence or is in the process of doing so to a sufficient extent".

"This means that there is no 2019 deadline," Heikensten told Radio Sverige.

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