The Swedish Academy has awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature to Canadian author Alice Munro. It called her a master of the contemporary short story.
The Swedish Academy's hands were tied: It had to postpone the 2018 Nobel Prize in Literature. But can the academy win back the trust it squandered away through a sex and corruption scandal? DW's Sabine Peschel thinks so.
The Swedish Academy has said it will postpone this year's Nobel Prize in Literature but plans to award it next year. The decision makers cited the "crisis" around sex abuse that has caused some Academy members to resign.
The Pulitzer prize-winning author of "Portnoy's Complaint," "American Pastoral," and "The Plot Against America" has died. Roth announced his retirement from writing in 2012.
Writer Jo Lendle is head of Carl Hanser, the German publishing house whose authors have received 17 Nobel Prizes for Literature over the years. He told DW the decision to postpone the award saves its dignity.
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