The former Chairman of the Swedish Academy, Sara Danius, the make up of the Nobel prize for literature from the previous year is wrong. Out of respect for the women who were victims of the man in the center of the scandal at the Academy, would have to decide to forgive for the year 2018 also if any price, said Danius in the Swedish TV-show "SVT Babel".
"So you could remember that something actually happened. Like a crack in the disc,“ said the 56-Year-old in the Sunday evening programme. A week ago the Academy announced that this year's two literature Nobel prizes awarded - one for 2018 and one for 2019.
Arnault has been convicted of rape
The Swedish Academy's for almost one and a half years into the crisis. The scandal revolves around the now well-trodden poet Katarina Frostenson and her husband Jean-Claude Arnault. 18 women had accused Arnault in November 2017, sexual harassment and Assault. He was convicted in early December of 2018, a court in Stockholm convicted of rape to two and a half years in prison. However, he went against the judgment of the lower court in appeal. The Academy accuses the two to have the Nobel laureate in literature, pre-blabbed. Because of the dispute, not a Nobel prize for literature had been awarded in 2018.
"From the beginning, there has been a number of women who have been exposed to a man who has taken very great liberties," said Danius. "Now we know who it was. He is now in jail.“ In the Academy, I initially passed a great deal of Agreement about how to with Arnault should be - but not about what should happen with his wife, the former Academy member Frostenson,.More about
Swedish Academy, This year to be awarded two Nobel prizes
Danius was the first woman to head the Academy. She had put her work as Permanent Secretary of the Institution in the Wake of the scandal in April last year. At the end of February it became known that she is leaving the Institution permanently. (dpa)