Arnault was later convicted on two counts of rape of the same woman in 2011 and sentenced to two years and six months in jail, reported Reuters. Frostenson left the academy this year.
The Swedish Academy, which oversees the award, had suspended it past year due to a sexual assault scandal that rocked its reputation.
Olga Tokarczuk is named recipient of the 2018 Nobel Prize in Literature, Thursday Oct. 10, 2019. Tokarczuk was educated as a psychologist at the University of Warsaw. When it was published in 2014, she was denounced as a traitor for daring to suggest in an interview that Poland wasn't just a fearless survivor of centuries of oppression but had been a pretty appalling oppressor itself at times in its history. She herself has said her literary work has been deeply inspired by Swiss psychoanalyst Carl Jung. The Academy also praises A Sorrow Beyond Dreams, the "short and harsh, but deeply affectionate book" written about his mother's suicide.
Her first novel, The Journey of the People of the Book, released in 1993, chronicles a failed expedition to find a mysterious book. The prize has only been shared between two individuals four times.
Born in Sulechow in western Poland, she is considered one of the major figures in worldwide literature as translation has brought her work to a wider readership. That has not made her universally admired by the nationalists in power in Poland.
Anders Olsson, chair of the Swedish Academy's Nobel Committee, said "we are not ready to evaluable this new process yet". "Instead it shows a remarkable gift of imagination with a high degree of artistic sophistication", the Academy said. She has in this work showed the supreme capacity of the novel to represent a case nearly beyond human understanding.
Nobel Prize is a set of annual worldwide awards bestowed for outstanding work in fields of physics, chemistry, physiology or medicine, literature, economics, and the promotion of peace.
Handke was born in Austria in 1942.
He has also described Thomas Mann, a giant of German literature and a 1929 Nobel laureate, as a "terribly bad writer" churning out "condescending, snotty-nosed prose". He spoke at the 2006 funeral of former Serbian leader Slobodan Milosevic, who at the time was facing war crimes charges, calling him "a rather tragic man". It includes novels, essays, note books, dramatic works and screenplays, the Nobel Academy says.
President Andrzej Duda called it a "great day for Polish literature" on Twitter and said: "Another Polish writer, after the poet Wislawa Szymborska, receives the literary Nobel Prize".