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Swedish Academy defends Peter Handke's controversial Nobel win

Swedish Academy defends Peter Handke's controversial Nobel win
Monday 21
17:43 2019

Members behind decision to award Austrian writer the prize in literature say he will be seen as an ‘obvious choice’ in 50 years The Swedish Academy has defended its controversial choice of Peter Handke as this year’s Nobel literature laureate, saying that it had “obviously not intended to reward a war criminal and denier of war crimes or genocide. But that’s the impression you get in the media right now.” Writing in the Swedish paper Dagens Nyheter, academy members Mats Malm and Eric M Runesson admitted that Handke had “definitely made provocative, inappropriate and unclear statements on political issues”, according ...

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The Guardian : Swedish Academy defends Peter Handke's controversial Nobel win

Summary: Members behind decision to award Austrian writer the prize in literature say he will be seen as an ‘obvious choice’ in 50 years The Swedish Academy has defended its controversial choice of Peter Handke as this year’s Nobel literature laureate, saying that it had “obviously not intended to reward a ...

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