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I'd check if Birnam Woods have come to the Academy, but that entire part of town is walled off by Obama's security people right now. Possibly in order to secure Roth's win.byrd9999 wrote:So... Julius Caesar knows...?
If two of the finalists are Oates and Thiong'o , I'm 100% with the African writer.Bjorn wrote:And the madness begins
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I was just reading the Literary Saloon and saw a story on Daniel Kehlmann and it occurred to me that Daniel Kahneman is probably a mistake. Kehlmann is a more plausible writer to be appearing on the list than Kahneman...Funhouse wrote:Yeah, as mentioned earlier on the thread, Mistry has pretty strong credentials so it seems odd not to see him there. Munro probably does seem the strongest Canadian option, though.
One strange name to see on the list is Daniel Kahneman. Thinking Fast and Slow is a terrific book, and good to see non-fiction writers in the mix, but there's not much else is there? Has anyone ever won for Literature as well as in another category? (Although the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences is technically not a "Nobel Prize" it kind of is...)
Also Anna Funder in at 100/1? I quite liked her two books, but seriously?
I'd be truly happy if Marias won itDDR wrote:Javier Marías made a good jump from the 100/1 pile to a very decent 33/1 at the Ladbrokes list.
Another leak indicating he is at the short list?
- Joyce Carol Oates
- Ngugi Wa Thing'o
- Javier Marías?
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