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Ignoble prize: How #metoo came for the Swedish Academy committee

Three members have already stepped back after a series of women came forward with harassment claims

By Dominic Hinde  

The academy is facing a scandal that could be even bigger than the "Rushdie affair."

In Britain and America, it has been most closely linked with the film industry. But elsewhere, the ongoing fallout from the #metoo movement—and a tale of split loyalties in the cultural establishment—has caused a spectacular implosion at the Swedish Academy, the body responsible for awarding the Nobel Prize in Literature.

Each September, the white doors of the grand Börssalen hall in the centre of Stockholm’s old town open and the Swedish Academy’s Permanent Secretary…

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