Sweden Nobel Literature

October 4, 2011 - 2:25 PM
FILE - This is a Monday Oct. 1, 2010 file photo of Peter Englund, permanent secretary of the Swedish Academy, as he speaks to The Associated Press at the academy's headquarters in Stockholm. The Nobel literature jury has hired more experts to review work by authors writing in non-European languages in an attempt to broaden the scope of the prize, its spokesman said Tuesday Oct. 4, 2011. The move comes after criticism that the Swedish Academy, which picks the literature winners, is too euro-centric in its selections _ Europeans have won seven of the last 10 prizes. The experts "are our scouts out in the world and should help us to not miss important authors," Peter Englund, the permanent secretary of the academy told The Associated Press. (AP Photo/Scott Lakey, File)