Spanish writer Javier Marias is once again among the bookmaker favorites to win a prize Nobel Prize in Literature 2021, to be decided by the Swedish Academy on Thursday 7 October.
However, the first betting site in this new edition is the Japanese Haruki MurakamiFollowed by the French writer Annie Erno and Kenyan Ngugi Wa Thiong’oBoth are nine euros for one in betting.
In addition, other General nominees such as Margaret Atwood are again voting, followed by Anne Carson, Jamaica Kincaid and Lyudmila Ulitskaya. After Croatian writer Dubravka Ugresic and French Hélène Cixous, the name Javier Marías (€17 for one bet) appears.
Other names like Can Xue, Charles Simic, Ivan Vladislavic or Hilary Mantel also appear on this list of candidates, although the odds are remote. British novelist Martin Amis, perverted essayist Milan Kundera or Stephen King are some of the writers you can bet on too.
up to date, 113 Nobel Prizes have been awarded in this category Eleven of them ended up in the hands of Spanish writers. Of these awards, there were more than a hundred, of which only 16 were for women. The average age of the winners is 65, with Ruyard Kipling being the youngest (41 years old) and the oldest Doris Lessing (88 years old).
Among the recent winners of the Nobel Prize in Literature, in addition to the two previously mentioned, are Louise Gluck (2020, US), Kazuo Ishiguro (2017, UK), Bob Dylan (2016, US), Svetlana Alexievich (2015, Belarus), Patrick Modiano (2014, France), Alice Munro (2013, Canada), Mo Yan (2012, China), Thomas Transtermer (2011, Sweden) or Mario Vargas Llosa (2010, Peru).
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