Thursday, September 24, 2009

The Nobel Steeplechase

The Literary Saloon reminds us that it isn't long before the Nobel Prize in Literature is due to be announced and posts up Ladbrokes' odds for the punters:
The top ten betting favorites currently -- keeping Ladbrokes' (mis)spellings* intact -- are:

* Amos Oz 4/1
* Assia Djebar 5/1
* Luis Goytisola 6/1
* Joyce Carol Oates 7/1
* Philip Roth 7/1
* Adonis 8/1
* Antoni Tabucchi 9/1
* Claudio Magris 9/1
* Haruki Murakami 9/1
* Thomas Pynchon 9/1
(the full list of all the runners is here).

Who would your money be on?

(*Hope someone from the bookmakers reads Michael's post and acccepts a rap on the knuckles for getting so many names wrong! Suspect this won't happen though.)

6 comments:

Chet said...

Atwood, Byatt and Angelou.

Greenbottle said...

they have been banging on for phillip roth, adonis and joyce carol oates for donkey years... but i think pynchon will win....

Greenbottle said...

but i like the author of aunt julia and the scriptwriter mario vargas llhosa to win...

bibliobibuli said...

For me, it's Margaret Atwood ...

Life for Beginners said...

Byatt, Byatt, Byatt... :)

GeneGirl said...

Atwood for sure... just finished Year of the flood...so so so good....