Nobel Literature Prize Cancelled Following Academy’s #MeToo Scandal

The Nobel Prize in Literature will not be awarded this year amidst the academy’s sexual assault allegations against the organisation that manages the prize. Founded in 1901, the Nobel is one of the oldest and most prestigious cultural awards. But should we still be putting this literary award on a pedestal? The prize does not have the best track record when it comes to acknowledging female geniuses, to say the least. Only 49 of 896 Nobel laureates are women, and only 4 of these women are women of colour. 26 of these 49 women won the Nobel prize for Literature or Peace, which seems to suggest that the Academy seems to prefer to award women for their contribution to ‘soft’ sciences rather than

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