On Thursday, 10 October, the Swedish Academy announced two Nobel Laureates: Austrian author Peter Handke for 2019 and Polish author Olga Tokarczuk for the deferred 2018 award.The two Nobel Prizes in literature were announced after the 2018 ‘scandal’ involving sexual assault allegations against Swedish cultural heavyweight, Jean-Claude Arnault, whose wife was a member of the Nobel’s selection committee. Arnault was convicted last year in two rape cases, an Associate Press report said.According to the report, in March, the foundation behind the Nobel Prize in Literature said the Swedish Academy had ‘revamped itself’ and ‘restored trust’. The Nobel Foundation had warned that another group could be picked to award the prize if the academy didn’t improve its ‘tarnished image’.3 Win Nobel Prize in Chemistry for Work on Lithium-Ion BatteriesThe Nobel Prize in Literature 2017 had been awarded to Kazuo Ishiguro.Among the favourites for the literature award this year were Canadian poet Anne Carson, novelists Maryse Condé of Guadeloupe, Can Xue of China and Canadian writer Margaret Atwood, according to Associated Press. Japanese author Haruki Murakami and Kenyan writer Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o were also among netizens’ favourites.Here’s Who the Internet Thinks Will Win the Nobel for LiteratureCritics and Literary Enthusiasts Congratulate WinnersHere’s how netizens reacted to the news:Some Question Handke’s ‘Glorification’ of MiloševićWhile most were glad about the news, some also commented on Handke’s ‘glorification’ of Slobodan Milošević, the Yugoslav and Serbian politician who, during the NATO bombing of Yugoslavia in 1999, was charged by the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) with war crimes in connection to the wars in Bosnia, Croatia, and Kosovo.Nobel’s ‘Diversity Problem’ Continues, Say TweepleA number of Twitter users pointed out Nobel’s continuing ‘diversity problem’.The coveted Nobel Peace Prize is scheduled to be announced on Friday and the Economics award on Monday.(With inputs from Associated Press.)3 Win Nobel Prize in Physics for Work in Understanding of Universe We'll get through this! Meanwhile, here's all you need to know about the Coronavirus outbreak to keep yourself safe, informed, and updated. The Quint is now available on Telegram & WhatsApp too, Click here to join.