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Nobel Prize for Literature – the next best thing to a short list and Bob Dylan’s on it

Nobel Prize for LitratureAs I explained in a post back in May the organisers do not reveal the writers who make the short list for each year’s Nobel Prize so the bookies have to make their own. This is the latest from Ladbrooks in case you fancy a bet.
They have Bob Dylan at 50 to 1. There are some truly great writers here (and an awful lot I haven’t heard of, although I’m pleased I’ve actually read the first two) but a big part of me wants Dylan to win. Wouldn’t that be something! The announcement is on Thursday morning October 10th and the winner is told just before the world hears the news

Haruki Murakami 5/2
Alice Munro 4/1
Svetlana Aleksijevitj 6/1
Joyce Carol Oates 8/1
Peter Nadas 8/1
Jon Fosse 9/1
Ko Un 10/1
Assia Djebar 12/1
Thomas Pynchon 12/1
Adonis 14/1
Philip Roth 16/1
Amos Oz 16/1
Ngugi Wa Thiog’o 20/1
Milan Kundera 25/1
Umberto Eco 25/1
William Trevor 33/1
Javier Marias 33/1
Cormac McCarthy 40/1
Darcia Maraini 40/1
Nuruddin Farah 40/1
Salman Rushdie 40/1
Margaret Atwood 40/1
Don DeLillo 40/1
Eduardo Mendoza Garriga 50/1
Leonard Nolens 50/1
John Banville 50/1
Cees Nooteboom 50/1
Ismail Kadare 50/1
Bob Dylan 50/1
Les Murray 50/1
Tom Stoppard 66/1
E L Doctorow 66/1
Peter Handke 66/1
Yves Bonnefoy 66/1
Enrique Vila-Matas 66/1
Daniel Kahneman 66/1
A S Byatt 100/1
Patrick Modiano 100/1
Ben Okri 100/1
David Malouf 100/1
Colm Toibin 100/1
Claudio Magris 100/1
Juan Marse 100/1
Herman Koch 100/1
Junot Diaz 100/1
John Ashbery 100/1
Yevgeny Yevtushenko 100/1
Atiq Rahimi 100/1
Kjell Askildsen 100/1
Ulrich Holbein 100/1
Edward P Jones 100/1
Paula Fox 100/1
Julian Barnes 100/1
Hilary Mantel 100/1
F Sioni Jose 100/1
William H Gass 100/1
Ursula Le Guin 100/1
Ian McEwan 100/1
Andrea Camilleri 100/1
Chimamanda Ngozi 100/1
Chang-Rae Lee 100/1
Merethe Lindstrom 100/1
Karl Ove Knausgard 100/1
Adam Zagajewski 100/1
Olga Tokarczuk 100/1
Mircea Cartarescu 100/1
Anne Carson 100/1
Richard Ford 100/1
Kazuo Ishiguro 100/1
Gerald Murnane 100/1
Bei Dao 100/1
A B Yehoshua 100/1
Azar Nafisi 100/1
Dai Sijie 100/1
Mahasweta Devi 100/1
Maya Angelou 100/1
Michel Tournier 100/1
Antonio Lobo Antunes 100/1
Carol Ann Duffy 100/1
Ernesto Cardenal 100/1
Peter Carey 100/1
Michael Ondaatje 100/1
Paul Auster 100/1
Eeva Kilpi 100/1
Jeffrey Eugenides 100/1
ChangRae Lee 100/1
Cesar Aira 100/1
Vassilis Alexakis 100/1
Mary Gordon 100/1
Jhumpa Lahiri 100/1
Marge Piercy 100/1
Jonathan Littell 100/1
Juan Goytisolo 100/1
Elias Khoury 100/1
Shlomo Kalo 100/1
Marilynne Robinson 100/1
Ferreira Gullar 100/1
Antonio Gamoneda 100/1
Louise Gluck 100/1
Jonathan Franzen 100/1
Christian Jungersen 100/1
Sofi Oksanen 100/1
Shyam Selvadurai 100/1
Mia Couto 100/1
Leila Aboulela 100/1
Duong Thu Huong 100/1
Per Petterson 100/1
Daniel Chavarria 100/1
Anna Funder 100/1
Tim Winton 100/1
Peter Hoeg 100/1
Gosta Agren 100/1
Edouard Maunick 100/1
Michael Frayn 100/1
Leif G W Persson 100/1
Jan Guillou 100/1
Ghassan Zaqtan

Who would be on your short list?

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