Scandal in Sweden: Nobel prize for literature faces #MeToo moment

As female head of Swedish Academy takes the fall for a scandal-hit man, the institution is left in ruins

What, exactly, is the Swedish Academy? Or rather – what was it?

Until 12 April, the academy, which chooses the winners of the Nobel prize for literature, was a royal academy founded in 1786 by the so-called “theatre king”, Gustav III.

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Author : Björn Wiman

Publish date : 15 April 2018 | 6:00 am

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