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Polish, Austrian authors win Nobel Prize in Literature

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Added On October 12, 2019

 Polish author Olga Tokarczuk and Austrian author Peter Handke have won the Nobel Prize in Literature for 2018 and 2019 respectively.

 
The Swedish Academy announced the news in Stockholm on Thursday.
 
SOUNDBITE(ENGLISH): MATS MALM, Permanent Secretary of Swedish Academy
"The Nobel Prize in Literature for 2019 is awarded to the Austrian author Peter Handke for an influential work that with linguistic ingenuity has explored the periphery and the specificity of human experience."
 
SOUNDBITE(ENGLISH): MATS MALM, Permanent Secretary of Swedish Academy
"The Nobel Prize in Literature for 2018 is awarded to the Polish author Olga Tokarczuk for a narrative imagination that with encyclopedic passion represents the crossing of boundaries as a form of life."
 
The prize amount is 9 million Swedish krona (about 1 million U.S. dollars) to each laureate.
Due to a sexual assault scandal, the Swedish Academy last year did not announce the Nobel prize in literature for 2018.