Olga Tokarczuk and Peter Handke win Nobel Prize for Literature for 2018 and 2019

epa02488409 The front of the Nobel medal that is to be awarded to the Nobel Peace Prize laureate for 2010, jailed Chinese dissident Liu Xiabo, Oslo, Norway, 10 December 2010. The 2010 Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo, a dissident serving an 11-year jail term in jail in north-east China for political offences was denied the permission to attend the ceremony. EPA/BERIT ROALD

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Polish author Olga Tokarczuk and Austria’s Peter Handke have been awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature.

Two winners were named – one for 2019 and one for 2018 – because last year’s prize was not awarded.

The Swedish Academy, which oversees the prestigious award, suspended it last year after a sexual assault scandal.

Tokarczuk, who also won the Man Booker International Prize last year, was awarded the 2018 Nobel Prize, with this year’s Nobel going to Handke.


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