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World|sport|May 4, 2018 / 04:10 PM
Nobel Prize for Literature delayed amid Swedish Academy 'sex assault' scandal

AKIPRESS.COM - The organisation that decides the Nobel Prize for Literature has said it will not announce an award this year, after it was engulfed in a scandal over sexual assault allegations, BBC reports.

The Swedish Academy has been in crisis over its handling of allegations against the husband of a member.

She has since quit, as have the academy's head and four other members.

The academy says it will now announce the 2018 winner along with the 2019 winner next year.

The scandal is the biggest to hit the prize since it was first awarded in 1901.

Apart from six years during the world wars, there has been only one year when the prize was not awarded. No worthy winner was found in 1935.

This year's other Nobel prizes will go ahead as usual.

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