Nobel committee member resigns over Handke award

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Published December 3, 2019, 6:52 AM

By Agence France-Presse

Two Nobel Literature Prize committee members announced their resignation on Monday, with one saying she opposed the view that “literature is above politics”, a reference to the controversy surrounding 2019 laureate Peter Handke.

Austrian novelist Peter Handke has been criticised for his vocal support for Serbs in the 1990s wars in the former Yugoslavia; pictured is Handke in Chaville, outside Paris, after he was awarded with the 2019 Nobel Literature Prize (AFP Photo/Alain JOCARD)

The Austrian novelist has been criticised for his vocal support for Serbs in the 1990s wars in the former Yugoslavia.

Kristoffer Leandoer and Gun-Britt Sundstrom both announced their decisions to leave the Swedish Academy’s Nobel committee, for which they had been appointed as

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