Rush Limbaugh
Weekdays, Noon - 3pm

Text Us: #30930
Phone: (800) 616 WBEN
Business: (716) 843-0600
| More
Oct 12, 6:02 AM EDT

Japanese, African, US writers among bettors' Nobel favorites

AP Photo
AP Photo/Sergei Grits

AP Photo

Nobel Prize Winners

Nobel News
Nobel academy member calls Bob Dylan's silence 'arrogant'

How does it feel? Nobel judges can't reach Dylan

Times ain't a-changin? All-male Nobel lineup draws criticism

Something is happening: Bob Dylan wins Nobel in literature

Times a-changin': Nobel jury says lyrics can be literature

Latest News
APNewsBreak: Jay Z, Madonna nominated for Songwriters Hall

Inspirational weekend? Authors hunker down ahead of Matthew

STOCKHOLM (AP) -- Scientists, peacemakers and economists have had their moment. Now it's time for a man or woman of letters to bask in Nobel glory.

The Swedish Academy will reveal the Nobel Prize in literature on Thursday, capping this year's award announcements.

As in previous years, Japanese author Haruki Murakami and Kenyan writer Ngugi wa Thiong'o top Nobel betting lists ahead of the announcement.

Others getting attention on betting sites include Syrian poet Adonis, Norwegian playwright Jon Fosse, Albanian novelist Ismail Kadare and American writers Joyce Carol Oates, Don DeLillo and Philip Roth.

The academy's former permanent secretary, Horace Engdahl, sparked an uproar in the U.S. in 2008 when he told the AP that the American literature world is "too insular" and doesn't "participate in the big dialogue of literature."

© 2016 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Learn more about our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

How long do you think the Corasanti jury will deliberate before reaching verdicts?
  A day or two.
  Several days.
View Results

Get it Now

WBEN iPhone App



Photo Galleries

RSS Center