The Swedish Academy, founded in 1786 by King Gustav III, is one of the Royal Academies of Sweden. - Source: Wikipedia
The Swedish Academy said Tokarczuk won for works that explore the "crossing of boundaries as a form of life."
The chair of the Nobel Committee of the Swedish Academy says the 18-member Academy picked four members from own its ranks and five "externals" to select the shortlist for the 2018 and 2019 literature prizes.
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