The Alternative Nobel: vote opens for a surprising new literature prize
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Swedish librarians have drawn up their longlist for the New Academy’s take on the world’s biggest books award. And it really is new

Sweden’s librarians have spoken: a wonderfully eclectic lineup of authors has emerged on a long-ish longlist for the New Academy’s alternative to the postponed 2018 Nobel prize for literature.

Traditionally awarded in autumn by the opaque and austere Swedish Academy, the Nobel was called off in March due to an ongoing sex scandal – and swiftly replaced when a group...


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