STOCKHOLM (Reuters) – Tanzanian writer Abdulrazak Gurnah won the 2021 Nobel Prize in Literature, the award-giving body said on Thursday.

The prize is awarded by the Swedish Academy and is worth 10 million Swedish crowns ($1.14 million).

($1 = 8.7856 Swedish crowns)

(Reporting by Simon Johnson and Niklas Pollard in Stockholm and Justyna Pawlak in Warsaw; additional reporting by Johan Ahlander in Gothenburg and Terje Solsvik in Oslo; Editing by Jon Boyle)

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