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Alternative Nobel literature prize goes to Maryse Condé

by Alison Flood

Guadeloupean novelist Maryse Condé has been announced as the winner of the New Academy prize in literature, a one-off award intended to fill the void left by the cancellation of this year’s scandal-dogged Nobel prize for literature.

Maryse Conde - foto H. Elwing - In de Knipscheer

Maryse Conde – foto H. Elwing – In de Knipscheer

Speaking on a video played at a ceremony in Stockholm, Condé said she was “very happy and proud” to win the award. “But please allow me to share it with my family, my friends and above all the people of Guadeloupe, who will be thrilled and touched seeing me receive this prize,” she said. “We are such a small country, only mentioned when there are hurricanes or earthquakes and things like that. Now we are so happy to be recognised for something else.”

Please, continue reading in the Guardian, October 12, 2018.

on 15.10.2018 at 7:11

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