Monday, October 05, 2009

Nobel Prize

It's Nobel Prize season again. This year's Nobel Prize for Literature will be announced on Thursday, October 8. (There's a live webcast of the announcement at 11:00 GMT, which is 7 AM EDT.)

Anyone guesses on the winner?

6 comments:

Writing For My Life said...

I'd say Ismail Kadare, Amos Oz and Mario Vargas Llosa all have a decent shot at the title...

bergman said...

My hope: Alice Munro

Wouldn't suprise me: Cormac McCarthy

Darkhorse: William Trevor

CMSMW said...

bergman - I like that call. We'll see on Thursday!

Writing For My Life said...

I'd also be happy with any of those three, bergman, especially William Trevor. I'd guess though that Philip Roth (and maybe even Pynchon) would probably be ahead of Cormac McCarthy in the queue, though of course you never know.
As it stands, I'm keeping my fingers crossed for Bob Dylan!

CMSMW said...

"I'd guess though that Philip Roth (and maybe even Pynchon) would probably be ahead of Cormac McCarthy in the queue, though of course you never know."

The Nobel committee seems to like to throw curveballs. As in March Madness, it seems prudent to expect an upset.

CMSMW said...

Herta Mueller. At 50-1 odds, according to Ladbrokes. Par for the course for the Nobel Committee anymore.