Ko Un in the Chatter for the Nobel Prize in Literature

Ko Un

Which would make Korea fairly happy. ^^

Pre-award touts had Ko Un at about 9-1, but his name seems to be coming up more frequently.  Here is a money quote from the article:

Literature expert Maria Schottenius at Swedish newspaper Dagens Nyheter, who correctly predicted last year’s winner Herta Mueller of Germany, said she believes it will be Ko or Adonis this year, with songwriter Bob Dylan as an outsider.

Ko is “the kind of person who is trying to unite his divided country with poetry and he writes about everything he encounters, all the people, stones, plants and animals,” she said.

The winner will be announced tomorrow.

2 thoughts on “Ko Un in the Chatter for the Nobel Prize in Literature

  1. Completely justified choice… usually, by the time writers have gotten into the conversation, they are hugely qualified.

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