Nobel Literature Prize Speculation (Includes 50% more Ko Un (고은)!)

KTLIT LogoOf course Haruki Murakami is the favorite, and his winning would likely inspire some local gnashing of teeth.^^ The Guardian quotes the Ladbroke odds:

After years of hovering in the wings, this could be Haruki Murakami’s year to clinch the Nobel prize for literature – at least if you go by the odds offered by Ladbrokes on the Japanese author, who is 3-1 favourite.

Other favoured contenders include US author Joyce Carol Oates (6-1), Hungarian writer Peter Nádas (7-1), South Korean poet Ko Un (10-1), and Alice Munro, the short story writer from Canada (12-1).

We shall see.^^