Margaret Atwood and Morikami are among the candidates … “Noble” is preparing to award its prize after the scandal


Today, Thursday, the Nobel Academy in Stockholm is awarding the most famous prize for literature in the world, after emerging from one of the most turbulent periods in its history.

The bets indicated the possibility of winning the French Marys Conde, the Russian Lyudmila Oletskaya, the Canadian Margaret Atwood, or the Japanese Haruki Murakami.

Critics favored the victory of the American Caribbean Jamaica Kincaid, the Kenyan Wa Thwingo, the Canadian poet Anne Carson, the Hungarian Peter Nadas, or the Frenchman Michel Holebek, with their assertion that it is difficult
Very speculate about this year’s award winner.

At the end of 2017, the Swedish Academy was rocked by controversies over the method of administration, and the accusations targeted the Frenchman, the husband of a university professor and a influential figure on the Swedish cultural scene, who has since been convicted of rape.

The scandal shook the foundation during the height of the “Me Too” campaign, linked to reporting cases of harassment and sexual violence against women. Every Nobel Prize foundation and even Sweden’s image itself has been shaken to transparency, integrity and equality. He postponed the award of Nobel Literature in 2018, in an unprecedented event since the end of World War II.

As soon as things began to return to normal, another issue shook the foundation, after in October 2019 it awarded the Austrian writer Peter Handke, known for his staunch support for former Serbian President Slobodan Milosevic.

The Foundation certainly responded that it awarded its award after evaluating the writer’s works and not his person, and in any case the Academy preferred candidates who were not known.


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