New Academy Prize in Literature
The New Academy Prize in Literature was established in 2018 in lieu of the Nobel Prize in Literature, which was not awarded in 2018. The winner was announced on 12 October 2018. The New Academy will be dissolved in December 2018.
After soliciting public votes on 47 candidates nominated by Swedish librarians, the New Academy announced that the four finalists for the prize were Maryse Condé, Neil Gaiman, Haruki Murakami, and Kim Thúy.
On 17 September 2018 Murakami requested that his nomination be withdrawn, saying he wanted to "concentrate on writing, away from media attention."
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