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 Prize for Handke: “Shame on you” say Sarajevo Muslim groups | AFP

“Shame on you” is the message that Bosnian Muslim associations from the 1990’s war are sending to the Swedish Academy on a giant billboard in central Sarajevo. Bosnian Muslim associations have denounced the decision of the Swedish Academy to grant the Nobel Prize to the Austrian writer Peter Handke because of his pro-Serb position on the conflict in the former Yugoslavia. IMAGES

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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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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