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Who’s going to win the Nobel Prize for Literature?

The British will bet on anything, and the bookmakers Ladbrokes is keenly aware of this. As such they continue their tradition of posting odds for who they believe will win the Nobel Prize in Literature. If anyone will give me odds, I want to put money on none of these folks winning. Takers?

1. Adonis – 4/1 odds
2. Thomas Tranströmer – 9/2 odds
3. Péter Nádas – 10/1 odds
4-5. Assia Djebar and Thomas Pynchon – tied at 12/1 odds
6. Ko Un – 14/1 odds
7-8. Haruki Murakami and Les Murray – tied at 16/1 odds
9. Mircea Cartarescu – 20/1 odds
10-17. Antonio Lobo Antunes, John Banville, Don Delillo, Cormac McCarthy, Joyce Carol Oates, Philip Roth, K. Satchidanandan, and Colm Toibin – tied at 25/1 odds

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