Nobel secretary will step down
Horace Engdahl will step down as permanent secretary of the academy that awards the Nobel Literature Prize, Swedish media reported.
Engdahl, who turns 60 on Dec. 30, will reportedly leave his post in June but stay on as one of the academy’s board members. He became a member in 1997. Engdahl caused controversy in September when he said it was no coincidence that most winners of the Nobel Prize for Literature are European.
Peter Englund, an author and historian and the academy’s youngest member at age 51, will replace Engdahl as permanent secretary.
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