Named winners of the Nobel prize for literature in 2018 and 2019
The Swedish Academy awarded the Nobel prize for literature in the year 2018, the Polish poet Olga Tokarchuk, in 2019, the Austrian writer Peter Handke.
Tokarchuk received the award for the " narrative imagination, which with encyclopedic passion is the intersection of the borders as a form of life ", and Handke - over "which influence the work, which explores the periphery and specifics of human existence," said the permanent Secretary of the Academy mats Malm
The award ceremony will be held in Stockholm on 10 December, the day of the death of Swedish entrepreneur and inventor Alfred Nobel.
The amount of each award In the current year is nine million Swedish crowns (more than 900 thousand US dollars).
last year the prize for literature had to be cancelled in connection with the mess: - known Swedish cultural figure of Jean-Claude Arnaud, the wife of one of the members of the Academy of Katharina Frostenson, was charged with sexual harassment.
In addition, during the investigation conducted by the law firm Hammarski? Ld