Media gathers for the announcement of 2015's Nobel Prize in Literature.
Media gathers for the announcement of 2015's Nobel Prize in Literature. Credit: Fredrik Sandberg / TT.

Nobel Prize in Literature to be awarded

The winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature will be named this afternoon, the Swedish Academy has announced.

The laureate will be announced by 1 pm at the Swedish Academy.

Last year's prize was won by the American singer-songwriter Bob Dylan.

Nobel week is far from over, the Norwegian Nobel Committee will hand out the Peace Prize on Friday and the Swedish central bank's economics prize is the final prize awarded on Monday.

Laureates traditionally receive their awards at a December 10 banquet in Stockholm, the date on which Alfred Nobel, the prize’s creator and the inventor of dynamite, died in 1896.

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