This year, the Nobel prize for literature has been postponed to next year, which has happened 6 times.

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 This year, the Nobel prize for literature has been postponed to next year, which has happened 6 times.


The Swedish Academy has recently been in turmoil caused by allegations of sexual harassment, leading to the resignation of the executive secretary and 5 other members. The Nobel foundation declares the following: The Swedish Academy decided to postpone the 2018 Nobel prize in literature and plan to reissue this years award in 2019. According to the Swedish Foundation law, the Nobel foundation is fully committed to fulfilling Alfred Nobels will. Over the past few weeks, we have been in constant communication with the Swedish Academy. We support the decision made on Thursday (May 3rd). In principle, the Nobel prize is awarded once a year, but the decision to postpone the award of the Nobel prize has happened several times in history. One reason for the delay is that there has been a serious situation in the awarding agencies, which has resulted in the failure of the award to gain credibility. The current crisis in Swedish Academy has a negative impact on the reputation of the Nobel prize, based on the seriousness of the events, and maintaining the long reputation of the Nobel prize, making a decision (not to award a literary award). But this will not affect Nobels other awards in 2018. The Nobel Foundation believes that the Swedish Academy must now make every effort to restore its credibility as an awarding institution, and the college needs to report specific follow-up measures. We must also be aware of the fact that the extensive reform of the organizational structure must be open and transparent at present. The suspension of the Nobel prize for literature came from a sex scandal that was uncovered last November, involving a cultural celebrity closely related to Swedish Academy, who was accused of sexually assaulting many women over the past more than 20 years. The issue has been heated discussions in Sweden, but by April this sexual assault began to escalate and the Swedish Academy was involved. In April, the daily news of Sweden published 18 womens testimony, but according to the law, the Swedish media did not publish the names of the suspects. The New York Times and several Swedish local media have pointed out that the man is Jean Claude Arnaud, whose wife Katharina Frostenson is the academician of the Swedish Academy, and the two - person Cultural Club forum is considered a gateway to Swedish cultural life, and the Swedish Academy provides financial support for the club. Since the release of this article, the Swedish Academy announced a survey and has actively cut off its economic contacts with the club, making it clear that the accused is not welcome to participate in the colleges future affairs. The Swedish Academy also instructed a law firm to investigate the accusation and the link between the man and the college. After the Jean Claude Arnaud scandal broke out, academicians of the Swedish Academy voted to retain the qualifications of academician flock, which caused dissatisfaction among other academicians. Faced with this result, three academicians of the Swedish Academy, Peter Englund, Ostergren and espu mark, announced their resignation. Sarah Daniels, executive secretary of the Swedish Academy, also announced his resignation after criticizing the schools handling of sexual assault scandals. Sara is the first female executive secretary in Swedish academy history. Peter Englund Ostergren (right three) and espan (right one) Sarah Daniels More seriously, according to the Swedish media, in the investigation of the incident, the Swedish celebrity Jean Claude Arnaud involved in the assault was suspected of leaking the Nobel prize for many times in advance. As the crisis goes in, king and Swedish Academy sponsor Carle sixteen Gustaf also intervened, announcing an intervention in the Swedish Academy crisis and ending the tenure of the academician. In a statement, he said, I want to revise the Swedish Academy and make it clear that if someone wants to leave it is possible. The Swedish Academy was founded in 1786 by the then king of Sweden, Gustav Sans, but it is not a government agency. According to regulations, as long as elected academicians, life can not resign. However, as a patron, the king of Sweden has the right to modify this provision. It is also rare for the king of Sweden to intervene in this matter, because the king of Sweden usually does not take the initiative to carry out formal power and rarely intervene in public affairs. With the involvement of the king, it is generally believed that the crisis may come to an end, and the academician Ma Yue also said that the Nobel prize for literature will be issued this year. But by the end of April, the remaining 11 Swedish Academy academicians began to discuss whether the Nobel prize for literature was awarded for this year, and one of the academicians, Per Westberg, told the guardian in the morning of April 27th. We may have a statement about whether we will give awards this year. If this years Nobel prize for literature is retained until next year, two Nobel prize winners will be presented in October 2019. At this time, the outside world is re aware of the seriousness of the Swedish Academy crisis. Although the parties hope to avoid the Nobel prize for literature, they still have to face the absence of the Nobel prize in literature in 2018.