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Nobel Prize in literature won't be awarded in 2018

For the first time in almost 70 years there will be no Literature Nobel in 2018. JONATHAN NACKSTRAND/AFP/Getty Images
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There will be no Nobel Prize in literature awarded in 2018. The Swedish Academy announced the suspension, due to a sexual harassment scandal, and said it will award two prizes in 2019.

Go deeper: Almost half of the academy's members have resigned in protest over the handling of allegations against the husband of a member, per the NY Times. The academy said the decision was made “in view of the currently diminished academy and the reduced public confidence in the institution”. The last time the prize was suspended was in 1949.