Swedish Academy: Both Tokarczuk and Handke know of Nobel wins

Stockholm (dpa) - Author Olga Tokarczuk of Poland, the 2018 Nobel Literature Prize laureate was reached with the news while driving in Germany, where she is on a lecture tour, Swedish Academy permanent secretary Mats Malm says.

The 2019 laureate, Peter Handke of Austria, was reached in his home, he adds.
Malm says both laureates expect to attend the December 10 prize ceremony in Stockholm.Austrian author Peter Handke, the 2019 Nobel Literature laureate, was "almost speechless" and "very, very touched" on learning of the award, a Swedish Academy member says. Anders Olsson, member of the Nobel Committee, says he had talked to Handke over the phone.


Thursday, October 10th 2019

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