There has been a media storm around the involvment of Göran Malmqvist in the Nobel literature choice this year. He is one of the eighteen Academy members, who choose the Nobel. But he is also the translator of a soon to be published Mo Yan novel.
Radio Sweden asked the Permanent Secretary of the Academy, Peter Englund, whether there's any possibility of a conflict of interest. Englund says that Malmqvist was essential for the Nobel decision.