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Olga Tokarczuk and Peter Handke win Nobel prizes in literature

The Guardian
The Swedish Academy announced laureates for 2018 and 2019, after scandal forced last year’s award to be postponed Polish novelist Olga Tokarczuk and Austrian author Peter Handke have both won the Nobel prize in literature. To a packed room at the Swedish Academy in Stockholm on Thursday, the permanent secretary of the Swedish Academy Mats Malm announced Tokarczuk as 2018’s Nobel literature laureate, and Handke as 2019’s winner. Tokarczuk was cited by the committee for “a narrative imagination that with encyclopedic passion represents the crossing of boundaries as a form of life”, and Handke for “an influential work that with linguistic ingenuity has explored the periphery and the specificity of human experience”.
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