The Swedish Academy, tasked with selecting the Nobel Literature laureate, postponed the 2018 prize until this year — the first delay in 70 years [File: Mauricio Duenas Castaneda/EPA]

The Swedish Academy will announce two Nobel laureates for literature on Thursday, after postponing last year’s prize over a sexual harassment scandal.

Experts say the academy will seek to avoid ruffling any feathers as it attempts to move on from last year’s scandal when the husband of one of its members jailed for rape.

Ahead of the announcement at 1100 GMT, when the academy will reveal one winner for 2018 and one for 2019, many of the writers creating a buzz are women including poet Anne Carson and novelist Margaret Atwood, who are both from

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