Posts tagged as Literature

Baltic states agree to step up translation of each other’s literature

Friday, July 24, 2020

The culture ministers of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia have signed an agreement to regularly translate and publish literature by Baltic authors. “The memorandum is an agreement to have works by Baltic authors continuously translated […] in all the three countries,” Lithuania’s Culture Minister Mindaugas Kvietkauskas told reporters on Friday. Under the programme, the works awarded the annual Baltic Assembly Prize for Literature will be translated and published in Lithuania, Latvia…

2 Nobel literature prizes to be awarded after 2018 scandal

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Two Nobel Prizes in literature will be announced Thursday after the 2018 literature award was postponed following sex abuse allegations that rocked the Swedish Academy. The chemistry prize went Wednesday to three scientists for their work leading to the development of lithium-ion batteries. That was a day after the physics award was given to a Canadian-American and two Swiss, and on Monday the Physiology or Medicine award went to two…

Two Nobel Prizes for Literature to be awarded this year after sex scandal postponed 2018 award

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

The Swedish academy will be allowed to award the 2018 and 2019 Nobel Prize for Literature this year, the Nobel Foundation said on Tuesday, after a sex scandal forced a postponement of last year’s prize. “It will again be possible to award the Nobel Prize in literature and this autumn laureates for both 2018 and 2019 will be selected,” it said in a statement. The Nobel Foundation last year stopped…