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2:05 AM - Sep 03, 2017 #21

Kurdish-Syrian writer (resides in Sweden) Salim Barakat must surely be a contender – many greats such as Darwish, Adonis and a long list from Europe would think so.
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11:38 AM - Sep 03, 2017 #22

Edna O'Brien.

At the risk of repeating myself.
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12:13 AM - Sep 05, 2017 #23

The esteemed Brazilian poet Carlos Nejar, who no doubt has been nominated (there appears to be a confirmed nomination for this year’s prize –there are several reports to this effect). He is among some other Brazilians with a chance to win Brazil’s first Nobel Prize for Lit.
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11:19 PM - Sep 05, 2017 #24

One outside chance for this prize who is starting to get recognised both locally and at the international level:

Yankunytjatjara / Kokatha kunga Ali Cobby Eckermann

It would be a great cause for celebration if an Australian aboriginal woman won the prize. Through poetry she confronts history with force.

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11:35 PM - Sep 05, 2017 #25

Hey didi, a little off topic but where did you hear that Krasznahorkai's newest would be translated next year (I saw it on Wiki and also From the North by hill, too...but it's Wiki) also says The Universal Theseus, 3 fictional Lectures will be included in The World Goes on (published in november but haven't seen or heard bout that in any early reviews)...I think LK and Antunes and Marias and Murnane and Edna O'brien and etc are definitely deserving but I'd rather it be somebody that is under translated (whereas I assume all of the above will eventually be English't or are....)
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11:39 PM - Sep 05, 2017 #26

via his website

http://www.krasznahorkai.hu/book_list_comingsoon.html

within the context of this thread, it is interesting that Seiobo has only been published in Swedish this year

edit: not yet published from what I can see - publication date appears 5 October 2017, in the middle of Nobel season.
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1:44 AM - Sep 06, 2017 #27

That would mean that Swedish translation has been finalized, so if the SA wanted the translation, they'd have it. Also, I'm still new to Krasznahorkai. Is Seiobo a relatively good starting point?
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1:53 AM - Sep 06, 2017 #28

I would say yes or why not - but there are differing views. Here's a good assessment:

http://conversationalreading.com/kraszn ... ascinated/

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3:08 AM - Sep 06, 2017 #29

howzabout Nicanor Parra? he turned 103 today ...
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3:32 AM - Sep 06, 2017 #30

Yep, as said by those who nominated him more than 20 years ago:

https://www.nicanorparra.uchile.cl/english/nobel95.html

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