Nobel Prizes

April 28, 2018 - 8:00 am
HELSINKI (AP) — The Swedish Academy says a seventh board member has decided to step down amid a crisis at the prestigious institution that awards the Nobel Prize in literature. The academy said in brief statement on Saturday that Sara Stridsberg informed the body on Friday that she would like to...
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Women wear high-necked blouses with a loosely tied bow at the neck as people gathered on Stortorget square outside the headquarters of the Swedish Academy, to demand all of its remaining members resign, in Stockholm, Thursday April 19, 2018. Thousands of protesters called Thursday for the resignation of the secretive board that awards the Nobel Prize in Literature after a sex-abuse scandal linked to the prestigious Swedish academy forced the ouster of its first-ever woman head and tarnished the reputation of the coveted prize. (Jonas Ekstromer / TT via AP)
April 20, 2018 - 8:22 am
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — An investigation into sexual misconduct allegations at the Swedish body that hands out the coveted Nobel Prize in Literature found Friday that "unacceptable behavior in the form of unwanted intimacy" has taken place within the ranks of the prestigious institution. The...
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Women wear high-necked blouses with a loosely tied bow at the neck as people gathered on Stortorget square outside the headquarters of the Swedish Academy, to demand all of its remaining members resign, in Stockholm, Thursday April 19, 2018. Thousands of protesters called Thursday for the resignation of the secretive board that awards the Nobel Prize in Literature after a sex-abuse scandal linked to the prestigious Swedish academy forced the ouster of its first-ever woman head and tarnished the reputation of the coveted prize. (Jonas Ekstromer / TT via AP)
April 20, 2018 - 7:34 am
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The Swedish Academy, which hands out the coveted Nobel Prize in Literature, says an investigation has found "unacceptable behavior in the form of unwanted intimacy" has taken place within its ranks. The 18-member board has in recent weeks been embroiled in a sex-abuse...
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Women wear high-necked blouses with a loosely tied bow at the neck as people gathered on Stortorget square outside the headquarters of the Swedish Academy, to demand all of its remaining members resign, in Stockholm, Thursday April 19, 2018. Thousands of protesters called Thursday for the resignation of the secretive board that awards the Nobel Prize in Literature after a sex-abuse scandal linked to the prestigious Swedish academy forced the ouster of its first-ever woman head and tarnished the reputation of the coveted prize. (Jonas Ekstromer / TT via AP)
April 19, 2018 - 3:20 pm
STOCKHOLM (AP) — Thousands of protesters called Thursday for the resignation of the secretive board that awards the Nobel Prize in Literature after a sex-abuse scandal linked to the prestigious Swedish academy forced the ouster of its first-ever woman head and tarnished the reputation of the...
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FILE - In this Monday, April 3, 2017 file photo, King Carl Gustaf of Sweden speaks during a meeting with Brazilian and Swedish businessmen, in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Sweden's king on Wednesday, April 11, 2018 the resignation of three members from the Swedish Academy awarding the Nobel Literature Prize is "deeply unfortunate and risk seriously damaging" the body's "important activities." (AP Photo/Andre Penner, file)
April 19, 2018 - 11:17 am
STOCKHOLM (AP) — An internal fight among members of the secretive academy that awards the Nobel Prize in Literature is spilling on to the streets of Sweden as outrage grows after a sex-abuse scandal linked to the body resulted in the ouster of the woman who ran it. The ugly internal feud at the...
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FILE - In this Monday, April 3, 2017 file photo, King Carl Gustaf of Sweden speaks during a meeting with Brazilian and Swedish businessmen, in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Sweden's king on Wednesday, April 11, 2018 the resignation of three members from the Swedish Academy awarding the Nobel Literature Prize is "deeply unfortunate and risk seriously damaging" the body's "important activities." (AP Photo/Andre Penner, file)
April 19, 2018 - 8:28 am
STOCKHOLM (AP) — Another member of the Swedish Academy awarding the Nobel Literature Prize said Thursday she is resigning, bringing the total number of board members who are quitting the prestigious institution to six. Dagens Nyheter, one of Sweden's largest newspapers, said writer Lotta Lotass...
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FILE - In this Monday, April 3, 2017 file photo, King Carl Gustaf of Sweden speaks during a meeting with Brazilian and Swedish businessmen, in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Sweden's king on Wednesday, April 11, 2018 the resignation of three members from the Swedish Academy awarding the Nobel Literature Prize is "deeply unfortunate and risk seriously damaging" the body's "important activities." (AP Photo/Andre Penner, file)
April 19, 2018 - 7:40 am
STOCKHOLM (AP) — Another member of the Swedish Academy awarding the Nobel Literature Prize said Thursday she is resigning, bringing the total number of board members who are quitting the prestigious institution to six. Dagens Nyheter, one of Sweden's largest newspapers, said writer Lotta Lotass...
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April 19, 2018 - 6:45 am
STOCKHOLM (AP) — Another member of the Swedish Academy awarding the Nobel Literature Prize is resigning, bringing the total number of board members who are quitting to six. Dagens Nyheter, one of Sweden's largest newspapers, said writer Lotta Lotass formally asked Thursday to leave the 18-member...
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FILE - In this Monday, April 3, 2017 file photo, King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden speaks during a meeting with Brazilian and Swedish businessmen, in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Sweden's king said Wednesday, April 18, 2018 he wants to change the statutes of the Swedish Academy, which awards the Nobel Literature Prize each year, to allow board members to resign even though they are appointed for life. "The number of members who do not actively participate in the Academy's work is now so large that it is seriously risking the Academy's ability to fulfill its important tasks,” King Carl XVI Gustav said in a statement issued via the palace. (AP Photo/Andre Penner, file)
April 18, 2018 - 11:08 am
STOCKHOLM (AP) — Sweden's king said Wednesday he wants to change the rules of the Swedish Academy, which awards the Nobel Literature Prize each year, to allow board members to resign even though they are appointed for life. "The number of members who do not actively participate in the Academy's...
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April 18, 2018 - 9:56 am
STOCKHOLM (AP) — Sweden's king wants to change the statutes of the Swedish Academy, which awards the Nobel Literature Prize each year, to allow its life-appointed board members to resign. Academy head Sara Danius stepped down last week amid turmoil at the academy over the alleged sexual misconduct...
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