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Nobel Prize for Literature

by Bill Hayes

The Los Angeles Times reports that Sweden’s Transtromer wins Nobel literature prize. A few days before this announcement, Michael Bourne posted An Open Letter to the Swedish Academy arguing that if “Philip Roth doesn’t deserve the Nobel Prize, no one does.” Writing in Slate, Alexander Nazaryana argued that Roth, and indeed no American, deserved the prize: Why American novelists don’t deserve the Nobel Prize.