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Sara Danius in Skavlan: Horace Engdahl visited me at the hospital

the Presenter Fredrik Skavlan opens in a clip that SVT put out on his site to point out to Sara Danius, in the faction that wanted her out of the Swedish Academ

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Sara Danius in Skavlan: Horace Engdahl visited me at the hospital

the Presenter Fredrik Skavlan opens in a clip that SVT put out on his site to point out to Sara Danius, in the faction that wanted her out of the Swedish Academy was Horace Engdahl one of the more prominent. As an example, was it announced that the op-ed Engdahl wrote in Expressen, in which he called her ”the of all secretary since 1786, which has managed the worst of his task”.

she was surprised when she read the wording.

" I remember thinking that I shortly before that had been ill and that I had a relapse of cancer and was in hospital and had to go through a surgery. It was quite serious. I did not know Horace Engdahl when I came in to the Swedish Academy, but I got to know him. And he was one of those who came and visited me at the hospital and I put very great value on it. I was really surprised when I saw this wording in the newspaper. I couldn't believe it was the same person.

the Full interview with Sara Danius airs tonight, Friday, march 29, at 21 on BBC1 Photo: Johan Halsius /Monkberry

Danius comments in the program as well as the situation at the royal dramatic theatre, where an actor's physical abuse and verbal terror against the singer Josefin Nilsson, portrayed in the Swedish tv-documentary ”Love me for who I am”, has caused many to react strongly and demand implications from the theatre's board of directors.

between the Swedish Academy and the royal dramatic theatre, and believes that there are two heavyweight cultural institutions that have turned a blind eye to abuse against women. Danius sitting since 2014 also in the board of directors of the royal dramatic theatre, and Skavlan asks how she relates to it.

" I follow the development closely. I had done even as a ordinary citizen, I am interested in.

member of the board a special responsibility, ask Skavlan.

" we have a responsibility, I think. I feel now that I not enough, for it is quite a lot of work and I still have a moral responsibility for some things that happened in the Academy. But unfortunately, there is a long tradition of looking at the distance between the board and the theatre itself. The board of directors must make the effort to show that it is not so, but it is a strongly committed and very good the board of directors of the royal dramatic theatre.

the Full interview airs tonight, Friday, march 29, at 21, on BBC1.

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