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Svenska Akademien

In this building, Olga Tokarczuk delivered her Nobel Lecture in Literature on Saturday 7 December 2019. Today she received the Nobel Prize.

Polish author Olga Tokarczuk and Austria's Peter Handke have been awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature. Two winners were named - one for 2019 and one for 2018 - because the prize was not awarded last year.

Tokarczuk was rewarded "for a narrative imagination that with encyclopaedic passion represents the crossing of boundaries as a form of life".

The author is a Polish best-seller whose books blend the real with the mystical. A political activist who does not shy away from criticising Poland's right-wing government, she has become the 15th female winner of the Nobel Prize out of 116 literature laureates.
I am happy.

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