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Literary giant Philip Roth dies at 85

Prolific novelist Philip Roth, a dominant force in American literature throughout the latter half of the 20th century, has died at the age of 85.

Five things to know about the Nobel Literature Prize

The Swedish Academy, which awards the Nobel Literature Prize, has been in turmoil ever since an influential cultural figure — the husband of one of its 18 members — was accused of sex crimes during last year’s #MeToo campaign.

Nobel Prize for literature postponed in wake of sex scandal

The Swedish Academy has announced that no Nobel Prize for literature will be awarded this year, in the wake of a financial and sexual scandal that has engulfed the body responsible for selecting the winner.

Nobel Literature Prize to be announced on Thursday

The Swedish Academy will announce the Nobel Literature Prize laureate on Thursday, it said, turning the page on last year’s shock pick of Bob Dylan which divided the literary world.

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