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Get in the Swedish Academy want to party without winners

Despite the fact that the in the year not handing out any literature prize, the Swedish Academy members, as usual, been invited to the nobel Banquet. But according to the Swedish Academy's permanent secretary Louise Hedberg it is, however, only Horace Engdahl, Tomas Riad and Sara Danius who will represent the Academy at the banquet. Sara Danius – who also is a member of the board of the Nobel foundation – sit at the honnörsbordet. Kjell Espmark has not notified the Swedish Akademens office if he will.

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for the DN that he has declined to both the Banquet and the awards ceremony. He stresses that he is disappointed in both the Nobel foundation and the media.

– To prevent the us from handing out a nobel Prize is pure nonsense. I do not know why. It has the Nobel foundation is not something to do, they must not interfere in our work. So I have no desire to go to the where the galejet, he emphasizes, and continues:

" I am deeply tired of all the talk about the Academy's crisis of confidence. We have no crisis of confidence, it is something that has been dreamed up by the media. We have managed our data in exactly the same way as always.

Per Wästberg, who is an inveterate veteran when it comes to the nobel Banquet, writes in an email to DN that he doesn't mind a break.

”I will not attend because there is a prize in literature to support, talk to and take care of. It will have to wait until next year when we hope for two,” he writes.

Since the Swedish Academy does not share out a prize in the year it is just the Academy's permanent secretary Anders Olsson and Sara Danius who have places on the podium during the awarding ceremony. Even Horace Engdahl is expected to participate in the ceremony, according to Louise Hedberg, but this time without a place on the podium.

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