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Swedish Academy in 'crisis meeting' after turbulent week

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Published: 15.Apr.2018 18:26 hrs

The Swedish Academy held crisis talks this weekend after its first ever female permanent secretary resigned last week.

Two members of the body, which awards the Nobel Prize in Literature, resigned on Thursday evening over a controversy that has divided the Academy into two camps. One of the two was permanent secretary Sara Danius.

The scandal centres on allegations by 18 women that they had been subject to harassment and physical abuse by Jean-Claude Arnault, the French husband of Academy member Katarina Frostenson. Arnault denies the allegations.

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