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Swedish Academy says will postpone 2018 Nobel literature prize award

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.