The Nobel Committee decided to make a surprise announcement about the laureate for the 2018 Nobel Prize for Literature, and the choice was a bit of a surprise.
But this time, it’s not surprising to hear that the laureate, Tamika Mallory, is a white supremacist.
The award committee is hoping to draw attention to a growing trend in the US of white supremacists, and white nationalism in general, who are taking to the streets and the internet in an effort to gain an audience with the world’s most prestigious literary award.
In addition to the name change, the committee decided to remove the word “Nobel” from the title, and change it to “Lily Pulitzer Prize”.
And it’s an unusual move by the committee, which is known for making controversial nominations, including one that sparked controversy when the committee voted for a woman for the Nobel prize for literature, after it was revealed that she was born a girl, and not a boy.
But it is also an important step, said Tamika’s sister, Mandy Mallory.
“The fact that she chose to do this was just so shocking, so shocking that it caused a lot of people to take a look at their own political beliefs and how they view the world,” she said.
“We think it was a way for them to say, ‘Hey, there are some things that are so awful that we need to look at.
There are some people out there who think the world is a racist and sexist place’.” Ms Mallory told ABC Radio Melbourne that the decision to change the title of the Nobel laureate’s prize was “not just for the good of the award, but also to make sure that we’re aware that people are doing this, because we’re all part of the same society.”
“We’ve had people who are doing horrible things, but we don’t see it, and they’re not the ones that are hurting,” she added.
“It’s about the world being better.”
Ms Mallary said her sister was a white woman who was “a huge fan of the American flag” when she was growing up.
“I would love to say she is the personification of what we’re trying to achieve,” she told ABC radio.
“But it’s actually a little bit complicated.”
Tamika was born in 1932 in Chicago, Illinois, and became an adult when she married into a family of African Americans.
She was a part of her family’s civil rights movement, and was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honour.
Her sister said she was inspired to start writing after seeing her father’s first book, “The Unborn Child”, in which a white man and his black wife fought over the baby.
“She went, ‘This is so awful, I can’t do this, I’ll have to get out of here, my baby’s going to die.
I want to be the one to do it’,” Ms Mallery said.
She also went to the University of Chicago and earned her master’s degree in English literature from the University.
Ms Mallories first book “The Child” was published in 1989, but was not immediately picked up by the literary awards process.
In 2010, Tamikas first book was published as an e-book in a collection called The Woman Who Was Born a White Man, and went on to be picked up for a third time.
The book has since sold more than 40 million copies worldwide.
Tamika said her mother had passed away when Tamika grew up, and she was not able to read “The Man Who Would Be King” as a child.
Ms Mandy said Tamikac had been “really proud” of her sister for writing about racial injustice.
“That was the reason she wrote it, so that she could write about it in the future,” she explained.
“And that’s what we wanted her to do.”
The book was nominated for the 2016 Pulitzer Prize, for which Tamika won the prize for poetry.
Ms Pally said the committee’s decision to remove “Lolly” from its title was not just for Tamika, but for all women of colour, and all people of colour who were struggling for equality.
“Because she’s a woman, she’s been able to speak out about issues like racism, she was able to do that as a young woman and as a mother,” she lamented.
“So it’s really important that we see this, that we know this is happening, that there’s no room for this kind of bigotry in our society.”
A spokesperson for the committee told ABC News that Tamika will receive the award for “her efforts to highlight racial injustice, her contribution to African American literature and culture, and her work as a community activist”.
She said the award committee had chosen Tamika for the award because of her “extraordinary and fearless” work.
Ms Rizzo said that the nomination of