Lotta Lotass at the Swedish Academy ceremony

New member of Swedish Academy

On Sunday writer Lotta Lotass took her place in the Swedish Academy, the organization best know for naming the winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature every year.

She replaces the late Sten Rudholm, a former Chancellor of Justice and Marshal of the Realm, among the 18 members of the academy. The 45 year old Lotass is from the province of Dalarna, and made her literary debut in 2000.

Besides the literature prize, the main duty of the academy is to maintain the purity and strength of the Swedish language. In part to do that, it publishes two dictionaries.

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