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Maryse Conde wins alternative literature prize in absence of Nobel

STOCKHOLM: Maryse Conde from the French Caribbean territory of Guadeloupe was awarded the New Academy Prize in Literature, created after the Swedish Academy postponed this year’s literary Nobel as it sought to deal with the aftermath of a rape scandal. The New Academy was founded by more than 100 Swedish cultural figures earlier this year as a response to the scandal and the postponement of the Nobel. “In her work she describes the ravages of colonialism, and the post-colonial chaos in a language which is both precise…

Sidelined by #MeToo scandal, Nobel season opens without Literature Prize

STOCKHOLM: The announcement on Monday of the Nobel Medicine Prize opens this year's amputated awards season, with no Literature Prize for the first time in 70 years because of a #MeToo scandal. Like every year, Nobel aficionados have speculated wildly about possible winners, given the number of worthy candidates in the fields of medicine, physics, chemistry, peace and economics. The medicine prize committee at Stockholm's Karolinska Institute is the first to reveal its choice of laureates, on Monday at 11:30 am (0930…