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Mats Malm, professor of literature at Gothenburg University, is a new member at the Swedish Academy. Credit: Henrik Brunnsgård/TT

Another new member of the Swedish Academy voted in

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The Swedish Academy presented a new member today: literature professor Mats Malm is taking over chair number 11 from Klas Östergren.

Of the 18 chairs, three of the four vacant ones have now been filled.

The Academy selects the Nobel Prize winner in Literature every year, but after a scandal to do with alleged corruption and links to a convicted rapist, they postponed this year's prize. The scandal also led several members to leave. 

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