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Swedish Academy snubs call for new Nobel Prize committee

The proposal would have removed Academy member Horace Engdahl from the prestigious prize committee. Photo: Janerik Henriksson/T

Published: 18.Aug.2018 08:36 hrs

The Swedish institution which awards the Nobel Prize in Literature has refused a call for a new prize committee replacing members tainted by this year’s crisis with outside experts.

The Nobel Foundation, which supervises the five prizes established by Swedish inventor Alfred Nobel, made the request in a letter sent to Swedish Academy on June 15. 
 
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