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Nobel Prize in Literature: What to Look out For

FILE - In this file photo dated  Friday March 8, 2013, Sara Danius, professor in esthetics and literature, poses for the photographer in her study in Stockholm. (AP Photo / Bertil Enevag Ericson, FILE)
FILE - In this file photo dated Friday March 8, 2013, Sara Danius, professor in esthetics and literature, poses for the photographer in her study in Stockholm. (AP Photo / Bertil Enevag Ericson, FILE)

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