American poet Louise Glück wins Nobel Literature Prize (2) | AFP

The jury at the Swedish Academy announces American poet Louise Glück as the the Nobel Literature Prize winner. Glück is honoured “for her unmistakable poetic voice that with austere beauty makes individual existence universal”.

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Nobel Literature Prizes announced for 2018 and 2019 | AFP

Polish writer Olga Tokarczuk wins the 2018 Nobel Literature Prize and Austrian Peter Handke the 2019 prize. Olga Tokarczuk, considered the most talented Polish novelist of her generation, has a string of bestsellers to her name and a style that blends the real with the mystical. Handke is a novelist, playwright and translator that the Swedish Academy praised for his “influential work”. SOUNDBITE

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Appeals trial opens for Frenchman in Nobel rape scandal

Frenchman Jean-Claude Arnault arrives in Sweden for an appeals trial after he was sentenced to two years in jail in October for rape. The scandal had led to the postponement of this year’s Nobel Literature Prize, as Arnault had once been an influential figure in Stockholm’s cultural scene. 1ST IMAGES of Arnault’s arrival

Booksellers in Sweden on absence of the Nobel Literature Prize

Booksellers in the Swedish capital discuss the impact of the lack of a 2018 Nobel Literature Prize, an event that traditionally provides a huge boost in sales at Christmas as Swedes buy books by that year’s laureate as holiday gifts.

Frenchman at centre of Nobel scandal on trial for rape

The man at the centre of a sexual assault scandal that prompted the Swedish Academy to postpone this year’s Nobel Literature Prize goes on trial for two counts of rape that emerged during the #MeToo campaign. Frenchman Jean-Claude Arnault was an influential figure on Stockholm’s cultural scene for decades, until the explosive sexual assault accusations against Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein sparked a wave of similar allegations around the world. IMAGES

‘Remains of the Day’ author Ishiguro wins Nobel Literature Prize

Stockholm announces British author Kazuo Ishiguro, best known for his novel “The Remains of the Day” and whose emotional uprooting from his native Japan has left an indelible stamp on his work, has won the 2017 Nobel Literature Prize. Ishiguro reacts to the news in London.