The Nobel Prize Returns!

Friday, March 8th, 2019

No Nobel Prize for Literature was awarded in 2018 after a scandal rocked the award's governing body, the Swedish Academy, and left it with too few members to even reestablish its ranks.  Though an alternative prize was awarded by a temporary, unaffiliated organization dubbed "The New Academy," there was no initial word on what changes lay in store for the Nobel Prize for Literature.  Now, after much deliberation and internal restructuring, the Swedish Academy is back, and with it the prospect of two new Nobel Laureates this year.

To improve transparency and reduce the risk of further scandal, the Academy has entirely restructured its policies.  Some of these were laid out in a statement released earlier this week, including the addition of five external members who, for the next five years, "will add valuable new perspectives, will participate in the task of selecting Nobel Laureates. The new committee will submit its own joint proposal for a Nobel Laureate."  The Academy also released plans for greater financial transparency, and for dealing with future situations which may lead to the expulsion of members.

With the Academy's internal issues apparently resolved, the Nobel Prize for Literature is scheduled to resume as usual, with winners for both 2018 and 2019 to be announced this October.  These winners will join the ranks of the other 114 writers to have received the Nobel Prize for Literature.  A selection of works by past winners is listed below.

The Prospector Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781567923803
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Published: Verba Mundi - November 2008

Death with Interruptions Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780151012749
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Published: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - October 2008

The Great Enigma: New Collected Poems Cover Image
By Tomas Transtromer, Robin Fulton (Translator)
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ISBN: 9780811216722
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Published: New Directions Publishing Corporation - October 17th, 2006

Poems New and Collected Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780156011464
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Published: Mariner Books - November 16th, 2000

Red Sorghum: A Novel of China Cover Image
By Mo Yan, Howard Goldblatt (Translated by)
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ISBN: 9780140168549
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Published: Penguin Books - April 1994

Independent People (Vintage International) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780679767923
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Published: Vintage - January 14th, 1997

Voices from Chernobyl: The Oral History of a Nuclear Disaster Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780312425845
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Published: Picador USA - April 18th, 2006

Never Let Me Go (Vintage International) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781400078776
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Published: Vintage - March 14th, 2006

The Buried Giant (Vintage International) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780307455796
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Published: Vintage - January 5th, 2016

The Remains of the Day (Vintage International) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780679731726
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Published: Vintage - September 12th, 1990

Nocturnes: Five Stories of Music and Nightfall (Vintage International) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780307455789
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Published: Vintage - September 21st, 2010