Nobel prize in literature 2022: Salman Rushdie among favourites as winner due to be announced – live

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The Guardian

Follow latest updates as this year’s winner is decided by Swedish writers, linguists, literary scholars, historians and a prominent jurist

Ellen Mattson, writer and member of the Swedish Academy and the Nobel Committee, said the “world is full of very good, excellent writers, and you need something more to be a laureate”.

She said it’s difficult to explain what that something more is, but that it’s “something you’re born with, I think”. “The romantics would call it a divine spark,” she added.

Members of the Swedish Academy and of other academies, institutions and societies which are similar to it in construction and purpose;

Professors of literature and of linguistics at universities and university colleges;

Previous Nobel Prize laureates in literature

Presidents of those societies of authors that are representative of the literary production in their respective countries

Continue reading… October 6, 2022 at 03:52PM Lucy Knight and Sarah Shaffi

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