2018年诺贝尔文学奖宣布延期，将被由临时成立的瑞典“新学院”（Den Nya Akademien）新设奖项取代。
The latest on the Nobel Prize in Literature
Nobel Foundation head Lars Heikensten has apparently felt the need to put more pressure on the Swedish Academy, talking to the Financial Times (for a profile [£]) and spelling things out quite clearly, playing the money-card:
What will happen in 2019 ? That will depend on the Academy regaining confidence. We cannot have an organisation responsible for rewarding the prize, which does not enjoy reasonable confidence. In the end, it is clear that we are the ones who decide if the money is going to be paid out
Richard Milne reports on this in Nobel Prize in literature at risk of another postponement [£].
Meanwhile, a group has now set up 'Den Nya Akademien' ('The New Academy'), founded, as they explain (also in English -- scroll down) solely for the purpose of giving out a literature prize in place of the Nobel Prize this year. As they explain:
In awarding this prize, we are staging a protest.
The winner will be announced in October -- just as the Nobel would have been -- and: "presented at a formal event with a grand celebration on December 10th 2018" (the same day as the big Nobel ceremony ...). (The New Academy will apparently then dissolve itself -- though maybe they'll have to repeat the exercise next year .....)
Nominations can be made by Swedish librarians until 8 July -- but then the vote for the four finalists is apparently open to one and all (between 9 and 31 July), a big free for all; an expert jury will then decide on the winner.