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Swedish Academy says will postpone 2018 Nobel literature prize award

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An outside view of the concert hall during the Nobel Prize Awards Ceremony on December 10, 2017, in Stockholm, Sweden.

No Nobel Prize for literature will be given this year, following a scandal over sexual misconduct allegations that has seen a string of board members resign from the board of the Swedish Academy that awards it, the Nobel Foundation said on Friday.

The foundation said in a statement the intention was to award the 2018 prize next year, along with that year's prize.

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