Tomorrow, at 1.00 pm Stockholm time, the winner of this year Nobel Prize in Literature will be announced. As every year, paysages (see here: 1, 2, 3, 4 , 5, 6, 7) tries to forecast the winner, or authors which seem to have good chances to get the Nobel Prize in Literature. M.A. Orthofer has published a list of potential winners in the Literary Saloon, – his favorite is certainly Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o, followed by Mahmoud Dowlatabadi, Jon Fosse and Juan Goytisolo. The Ladbrokes odds currently (12.10.2016 13:45) puts Ngugi Wa Thiong’o (4:1), as a potential winner for the price, followed by Haruki Murakami (5/1) on the second position and Adonis (6/1) on the third position. My personal favorite for this year Nobel Prize in Literature is Adonis, – followed by Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o, Ismail Kadare, Péter Nádas and perhaps Peter Handke, Maryse Condé, Mircea Cărtărescu, David Malouf or Don DeLillo.
In some hours we will know the happy winner of Nobel Prize in Literature 2016, and how precise the paysages forecast for the Nobel Prize in Literature 2016 has really been ….
Christophe Neff, le 12.10.2016
P.S.(16:30 12.10.2016): Perhaps I should also add Chico Buarque to my longer list.
P.S.(13.10.2016 14:20): The Nobel Prize in Literature 2016 was awarded to Bob Dylan. For me ths is a very surprising choice. But not only for me, as this citation from the article Sewell Chan dedicated to this surprising event shows: “The announcement, in Stockholm, came as something of a surprise. Although Mr. Dylan, 75, has been mentioned often as having an outside shot at the prize, his work does not fit into the literary canons of novels, poetry and short stories that the prize has traditionally recognized. ” (Bob Dylan Awarded Nobel Prize in Literature, NYT SEWELL CHAN OCT. 13, 2016)