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Peter Handke
World  /  Published 02.12.19

Two Nobel Literature panel members quit

Two external members of the Nobel literature prize committee quit on Monday after criticising the scandal-hit Swedish Academy.The 233-year-old academy was forced to introduce several new measures afte...
By Reuters in Stockholm

Opinion  /  Published 17.10.19

The scandal of a Nobel laureate

When I was about 8 years old I wrote my first fan letter, to Roald Dahl, for “Danny, the Champion of the World.” Not knowing where to find the author, I addressed the envelope to “Roald Dahl, En...
By Bret Stephens / New York Times News Service in

Opinion  /  Published 15.10.19

Decision to award Nobel to Peter Handke is shameful

Sir — The Swedish Academy’s decision to award the Nobel Prize for literature to Peter Handke — an alleged apologist for Serbian war crimes — is shameful. The appeal made by the Mothers of Sreb...
By The Telegraph in

World  /  Published 10.10.19

Austrian, Pole bag literature Nobels

Austrian writer Peter Handke won the 2019 Nobel Prize for Literature on Thursday and the 2018 award went to Polish author Olga Tokarczuk, the Swedish Academy said on Thursday. Handke, 76, was recognis...
By Reuters in Stockholm

World  /  Published 10.10.19

2 authors win Nobel prizes in Literature

The 2018 Nobel Prize in Literature has been awarded to Polish author Olga Tokarczuk 'for a narrative imagination that with encyclopedic passion represents the crossing of boundaries as a form of life,...
By AP in Stockholm

Books  /  Published 18.10.19

The literature and politics of the two Nobel laureates

The story could have been very different last week when the Swedish Academy named the recipients of the Nobel Prize in Literature for 2018 and 2019. It could have, as the Nobel committee head, Anders ...
By Nayantara Mazumder in

Opinion  /  Published 24.10.19

The 2019 Nobel Prizes reflect our times

The world is going through a morality conundrum. This year’s Nobel Prizes reflect this as well. Consider the 2018 literature prize for Olga Tokarczuk and the 2019 one for Peter Handke. Tokarczuk’s...
By Chirantan Chatterjee in

Opinion  /  Published 06.11.19

The Peter Handke dilemma

When the Austrian playwright, Elfriede Jelinek, was, to the surprise of the literary world, awarded the Nobel Prize in 2004, it seemed to seal the fate of the equally, if not more, prizeworthy writer,...
By Martin Kämpchen in


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