Nobel Literature Prize Date Shifted


The winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature this year will be announced on October 13, the Swedish Academy says.

One of the members of the Academy, Per Wastberg, revealed that the award will be announced that day and not on October 6, the eve of the Nobel Peace Prize, as had been customary in recent years, due to a regulatory issue.

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Unlike the other five Nobel laureates, whose announcement date is known months earlier, the Literature prize is the only one that the Swedish Academy announces at a later time.

Belarusian writer and journalist Svetlana Alexievich was the winner last year for the sum of her work.

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