Nobel Prize for Literature: Olga Tokarczuk and Peter Handke were the winners

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                                                                                                                                                                                                       Nobel Prize for Literature 2019 Credit: Twitter                                                                                           10 October 2019 • 08: 45                              Surrounded by great expectations for the suspension in 2018 and the double prize that, consequently, the Swedish Academy decided to deliver this year, this morning the names of the winners of Nobel Prize for Literature: the Polish Olga Tokarczuk (2018) and the Austrian Peter Handke (2019).                                      Live, the Swedish Academy, after a series of tweets with photos and inspirational phrases from award-winning writers on other occasions, announced its decision. Tokarczuk was distinguished by “a narrative imagination that with encyclopedic passion represents the crossing of boundaries as a way of life”; and Handke, for his influence that with linguistic ingenuity has explored the periphery and specificity of the human experience. ”              BREAKING NEWS: The Nobel Prize in Literature for 2018 is awarded to the Polish creator Olga Tokarczuk. The Nobel Prize in Literature for 2019 is awarded to the Austrian creator Peter Handke. #NobelPrize pic.twitter.com/CeKNz1oTSB&- The Nobel Prize (@NobelPrize) October 10, 2019                                 Both writers were on the list of bets held every year, which was led by the authors Anne Carson and Margaret Atwood. The Polish was among the five favorites, in fourth place, while the Austrian was in eleventh place.                       Among Tokarczuk’s most recognized books are Flights, On the bones of the dead and Jacob’s books. On the other hand, Handke is the author of works such as Essay on tiredness, Impeccable misfortune and The moment of true feeling. When choosing the winners, the jury of the Nobel takes into account all their work and not titles in particular.             Since the award began to be awarded, the academy has already recognized 116 authors, of whom only as soon as they wrote in Spanish and only fifteen were women. The average age of those elected so far is 60 years. Rudyard Kipling was the youngest Nobel (41 years and Doris Lessing, the oldest (88 years).                                                 Nobel Prize for Literature: Olga Tokarczuk and Peter Handke were the winners                         00: 34                                                             The last Nobel Prize for Literature was delivered in 2017 to Kazuo Ishiguro, British narrator born in Japan. The previous one was received by the musician Bob Dylan The suspension of 2018 was the first since 1949. The decision of the Swedish Academy was a response to the scandal over allegations of sexual abuse, corruption and leaks, which resulted in eight resignations in the institution, in addition to legal proceedings. In November of 2018, the Academy announced the incorporation of five international experts (such as the young literary critics Rebecka Kärde and Mikaela Blomqvist) to help choose the new Literature Nobels.             “The fact that the Nobel committee has been extended with Five external specialists already represents a significant change. Another change is that the committee suggests two candidates for the Academy, which judges from there. He previously presented a reduced list and from it the Academy chose the laureate “, declared this week the writer and translator Mats Malm, permanent secretary of the Swedish Academy since last June. Responsible for redirecting the institution to safe territory after the last disaster, Malm believes that the scandal that surrounded the Academy in 2018 damaged the image of the institution: “I do not expect him to recover his reputation so soon. However, we hope to achieve it with hard and diligent work.”                                                                                         Nobel Prize for Literature: Olga Tokarczuk and Peter Handke were the winners Source: Reuters                          The Nobel Prize for Literature in the last ten years             2018: Not delivered 2017: Kazuo Ishiguro (England / Japan) 2016: Bob Dylan (United States) 2015: Svetlana Alexievich (Belarus) 2014: Patrick Modiano (France) 2013: Alice Munro (Canada) 2012: Mo Yan (China) 2011: Thomas Tranströmer (Sweden) 2010: Mario Vargas Llosa (Peru) 2009: Herta Müller (Romania / Germany)              AFP and DPA agencies                                  ALSO                                                                                                                                                                    The comments published are the sole responsibility of their authors and the consequences derived from them may be subject to legal sanctions. 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