Writer Kristina Lugn, a member of the Swedish Academy, arrives for their weekly meeting in Stockholm on Thursday May 3, 2018. (Fredrik Sandberg/TT via AP)
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The Swedish Academy that decides the Nobel Prize for Literature said Friday it would not make the award this year because of a sexual misconduct scandal that has caused turmoil in its ranks and led to a string of board members stepping down.The usually secretive academy acknowledged it needed time to restore public trust after allegations against the husband of one of its members and the admission that the names of some prize winners had been leaked.The academy, composed of Sweden's literary elite, said it aimed to award two prizes in 2019, including the 2018 one.Three members of the academy's board resigned because of dissatisfaction over the way a probe into the allegations was conducted.
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