Announcement of Nobel Prize in Literature coming up soon
Posted 08 October 2012 - 03:11 PM
Have you guys any suggestions?
Anyway, a couple of minutes past 1 p.m. your local Nobel reporter will tell you.
Posted 08 October 2012 - 03:45 PM
This article lays out the current odds. I rather enjoy seeing Roth snubbed every year, but it would be a real crime not to recognize William Trevor - as the article notes he's in his eighties. I'll be pulling for him.
Posted 08 October 2012 - 04:54 PM
Posted 09 October 2012 - 03:03 PM
No, I have not had inside info - in fact there have been a couple of scandals when the details leaked to the press, but not any more. Yes, it is rather like the Vatican... Or of course Murakami who is another possibility. Still, I think I place my money on Djebar.
Lets wait for those gilt doors to open and Mr. Englund will announce ... Djebar! I will post the news immediately.
Posted 09 October 2012 - 10:15 PM
Karl Ove Knausgard
Cesar Aira (whom I believe is popular in Japan with Murakami readers)
Here's Nicerodd's list of odds:
A friend suggests that Elias Khoury, Tahar Ben Jelloun, and Amin Maalouf might be good bets, although they write in French which might count against them.
samples, from Nádas's Parallel Stories:
& Cesar Aira:
Alice Munro, Amundsen:
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Then there was silence, the air like ice. Brittle-looking birch trees with black on their white bark, and some small, untidy evergreens, rolled up like sleepy bears. The frozen lake not level but mounded along the shore, as if they waves had turned to ice in the act of falling ...
“Where are you heading?” the meat woman called to me. “Visiting hours are over at three.”
Posted 10 October 2012 - 07:22 PM
Posted 11 October 2012 - 03:42 AM
Less than an hour has passed since the announcement - so far there has been a positive reaction - I saw several interviews on TV with book people and they seemed pleased enough.
So Philip Roth has got to wait another year...
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