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Down For the Count (Pushkin Vertigo)
Martin Holmen, Henning Koch
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Vote for The New Academy Prize in Literature 2018

Which author should be awarded this year’s international prize in literature?

Take your pick from the shortlist composed by Swedish librarians. Voting closes August 14th.‚Äč


Your votes will single out three authors for the final judging by the expert jury. A fourth author will enter the final entirely based on the nominations from the librarians. Of these authors, two will be female and two will be male.

The winner will be announced on October 14th.




The New Academy was founded to warrant that an international literary prize will be awarded in 2018, but also as a reminder that literature should be associated with democracy, openness, empathy and respect.

In a time when human values are increasingly being called into question, literature becomes the counterforce of oppression and a code of silence. It is now more important than ever that the world’s greatest literary prize should be awarded.

The New Academy is a non-profit organization, politically and financially independent. It consists of a wide range of knowledgeable individuals. The New Academy works within the time frame of the Swedish Academy and in five different committees. 

The winner will be announced October 14th and presented at a formal event with a grand celebration December 10th 2018. 

The New Academy will be dissolved December 11th.