The Nobel Prize in literature has been awarded to Norwegian creator Jon Fosse for his progressive performs and prose, which give voice to the unsayable, in accordance with the Swedish Academy.
Mats Malm, everlasting secretary of the academy, introduced the prize Thursday in Stockholm.
The Nobel Prizes carry a money award of 11 million Swedish kronor ($1 million) from a bequest left by their creator, Swedish inventor Alfred Nobel. Winners additionally obtain an 18-carat gold medal and diploma on the award ceremonies in December.
Final yr, French creator Annie Ernaux gained the prize for what the prize-giving Swedish Academy referred to as the braveness and medical acuity of books rooted in her small-town background within the Normandy area of northwest France.
Ernaux was simply the seventeenth girl among the many 119 Nobel literature laureates. The literature prize has lengthy confronted criticism that it’s too centered on European and North American writers, in addition to too male-dominated.
In 2018, the award was postponed after intercourse abuse allegations rocked the Swedish Academy, which names the Nobel literature committee, and sparked an exodus of members. The academy revamped itself however confronted extra criticism for giving the 2019 award to Austria’s Peter Handke, who has been referred to as an apologist for Serbian battle crimes.