MATILDA GUSTAVSSON (1987) is the award-winning journalist behind the already historical scoop that has rocked the Swedish Academy and the international literary community. Her trail-blazing literary reporting is the foundation of her upcoming book The 19th Member – A Chronicle of Power and Abuse at the Heart of the Nobel Scandal that will be published by Albert Bonniers Förlag in 2019.

Matilda Gustavsson’s investigative report about sexual abuse at the heart of the Swedish cultural world was published in November 2017 in the Swedish newspaper Dagens Nyheter, and led to a series of events that brought the Swedish Academy, one of the world’s most prestigious cultural institutions which annually names the Nobel Prize in literature, to its knees. As a result of this exposé and the tumult that followed, no Nobel Prize will be awarded in 2018.

With credibility, craftsmanship, and riveting storytelling, Gustavsson exposes a world known to few and depicts power struggles and corruption in the most elevated of cultural circles. Subsequently she has been nominated for The Swedish Grand Prize for Journalism (Stora journalistpriset) in the category “Scoop of the Year”.

Gustavsson’s sharp pen and personal interviews have been praised nationwide, and in 2016 she was awarded The Swedish Publicists’ Associations prestigious prize The Golden Pen, as the youngest recipient in the award’s history. In 2018 she was named “Journalist of the Year” at Sweden’s big Magazine Gala by the Swedish Magazine Publishers Association. Gustavsson received the award for her articles and stories for Dagens Nyheter’s Weekend Supplement, where she writes intimate portraits of well-known Swedes. Known for her literary verve and distinctive voice, Gustavsson has also published notable fiction in Granta.

Matilda Gustavsson (1987) is the award-winning journalist behind the already historical scoop that has rocked the Swedish Academy and the international literary community. Her scoop is the foundation of her upcoming book The 19th Member – A Chronicle of Power and Abuse at the Heart of the Nobel Scandal that will be published by Albert Bonniers Förlag in 2019.

Gustavsson’s investigative report about sexual abuse was published in November 2017 in the Swedish newspaper Dagens Nyheter, and led to a series of events that brought the Swedish Academy, one of the world’s most prestigious cultural institutions which annually names the Nobel Prize in literature, to its knees. As a result of this exposé and the tumult that followed, no Nobel Prize will be awarded in 2018.

With credibility, craftsmanship, and riveting storytelling, Gustavsson exposes a world known to few and depicts power struggles and corruption in the most elevated of cultural circles. Subsequently she has been nominated for The Swedish Grand Prize for Journalism (Stora journalistpriset) in the category “Scoop of the year”.

Gustavsson’s sharp pen and personal interviews have been praised nationwide, and in 2016 she was awarded The Swedish Publicists’ Associations prestigious prize The Golden Pen, as the youngest recipient in the award’s history. In 2018 she was named “Journalist of the Year” at Sweden’s big Magazine Gala by the Swedish Magazine Publishers Association. Gustavsson received the award for her articles and stories for Dagens Nyheter’s Weekend Supplement, where she writes intimate portraits of well-known Swedes. Known for her literary verve and distinctive voice, Gustavsson has also published notable fiction in Granta.