Saturday 7 September 2013

Japanese author, Murakami leads ‘contender’ for Nobel Prize in Literature 2013

Again, Japanese writer, Haruki Murakami has been listed as a top contender for the Nobel Prize in Literature 2013.
Haruki Murakami

Murakami, the author of such works as The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle, Norwegian Wood and IQ84, tops the list of speculator and notorious betting house, U.K-based Ladbrokes. The author, it is recalled was The Guardian’s top choice for the prize last year, but lost out to Chinese author Mo Yan.

According to Ladbrokes, quite a number of authors have chances as well when the Swedish Academy Award announces winner in October. In the contenders’ list are second place Joyce Carol Oates, {6-1}; third, Peter Nadas from Hungary, (7-1); fourth, South Korean poet Ko Un (10-1);, and fifth, Canadian short story writer Alice Munro (12-1).

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