Tuesday, October 9, 2012

A Nobel Prize for One of Ours?

British oddsmaker Ladbrokes gives their odds for the Nobel Prize in Literature. Needless to say, many of our previous guests are feature.

The most noteworthy at the moment is Paul Auster (100:1 odds), who shares the stage on Friday with actual Nobel Prize winner J. M. Coetzee. Link here.

Ladbrokes gives the following authors among our visitors a 16:1 chance:  Philip Roth, Amos Oz and Margaret Atwood.

At 20:1, we have Les Murray and Chinua Achebe.

At 33:1, Adam Zagajewski, Don DeLillo, Nurrudin Farah, Joyce Carol Oates and New York State Author E. L. Doctorow.

At 50:1, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Chang-Rae Lee, Peter Carey, Bei Dao, Ernesto Cardenal and
A. B. Yehoshua.

At 66:1, Kazuo Ishiguro, Colm Toibin, William Gass, Yevgeny Yevtushenko, Julian Barnes and New York State Poet John Ashbery.

At 100:1, in addition to Auster, Michael Ondaatje, New York State Author Mary Gordon, Marge Piercy and Louise Gluck.

If you have any nominations of your own, feel free to post!