The Swedish Academy will be allowed to award the 2018 and 2019 Nobel Prize for literature this year after a sex scandal forced a postponement of last year's prize.
Arnault, a major cultural figure in Sweden, faced two counts of rape of a woman seven years ago, in a scandal that rocked the prestigious Nobel Prize academy with seven members either being forced to leave or quitting.
The decision comes after row within the secretive committee that awards the Nobel Prize in Literature over sexual harassment allegations prompting a rare intervention in public life by King Carl XVI Gustaf.
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