Writer Handke steers clear of controversy in Nobel lecture

Writer Handke steers clear of controversy in Nobel lectureAustrian writer Peter Handke devoted his Nobel Academy speech to literary questions Saturday, avoiding the controversy over his pro-Serbian views that led Kosovo to announce a boycott of next week’s awards ceremony. The winner of the 2019 Nobel Prize for Literature discussed the role of memories in his work, in a speech ahead of the awards ceremony on Tuesday. Earlier Saturday, Kosovo’s Foreign Minister Behgjet Pacolli said his country’s envoy to Sweden would not attend the awards ceremony in Stockholm on Tuesday, in protest at Handke’s support for Serbs in the 1990s wars in former Yugoslavia.



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Writer Handke steers clear of controversy in Nobel lecture

Writer Handke steers clear of controversy in Nobel lectureAustrian writer Peter Handke devoted his Nobel Academy speech to literary questions Saturday, avoiding the controversy over his pro-Serbian views that led Kosovo to announce a boycott of next week’s awards ceremony. The winner of the 2019 Nobel Prize for Literature discussed the role of memories in his work, in a speech ahead of the awards ceremony on Tuesday. Earlier Saturday, Kosovo’s Foreign Minister Behgjet Pacolli said his country’s envoy to Sweden would not attend the awards ceremony in Stockholm on Tuesday, in protest at Handke’s support for Serbs in the 1990s wars in former Yugoslavia.



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