Not many days are left for the announcement of Nobel Prize 2016 in Literature and the favourites have come down to a handful of names. There are several familiar names in the race to win the Nobel Prize 2016 in Literature . The top favourites include Haruki Murakami, Adonis, Ngugi Wa Thiong’o, Philip Roth, Jon Fosse.
The British betting site Ladbrokes, which is known for fairly accurate odds, has listed the following to be the top contenders for Nobel Prize 2016 in Literature.
- Haruki Murakami (4/1 odds)
- Ngugi Wa Thiong’o (5/1 odds)
- Adonis (6/1 odds)
- Philip Roth(10/1 odds)
- Jon Fosse (12/1 odds)
It is surprising to know that since last decade, the winner of Nobel Prize in Literature has been in top 3 of the Ladbrokes. Last year in 2015, Svetlana Alexievich won the Nobel Prize in Literature
“for her polyphonic writings, a monument to suffering and courage in our time” as quoted by the Nobel Prize Academy.
Who will be the Winner of Nobel Prize 2016 in Literature?
The competition for the winner spot is intense as each of the authors are plausible and have been regular in the run for the Nobel Prize in Literature. Haruki Murakami is a hugely popular Japanese novelist. His books including Norwegian Woods have been bestsellers in his native country as well as in the rest of the world. Haruki’s works have been translated into more than 50 languages making him people’s favourite for this year’s Nobel Prize in Literature.
Second in the Ladbroke’s Nobel Prize (Literature) 2016 odds list, Ngugi Wa Thiong’o is a revolutionary Kenyan Writer who has even been imprisoned for his novel on the theatre form. As we know that The Nobel Prize has often gone to writers who have been punished for rebellion for public rights, Ngugi Wa Thiong’o is a strong competition to Haruki Murakami.
Adonis is a marvellous Syrian poet considered to be most dominant in the Modern era. He has written more than 20 volumes of his poetry and said to be a serious critic in himself making him the ‘black horse’ in the race to win the Nobel Prize 2016 in Literature. Philip Roth, an American Author who now retired from novel writing, is among the expected winners of Nobel Prize 2016 in Literature. Roth has already won the US National Book Award for Fiction.
Jon Fosse is a renowned Norwegian author and dramatist. He has been honoured by the King of Norway and was provided with a residence in the Royal Palace for his contribution towards arts and culture. Coincidentally, The Nobel Prize Academy presents the award in Sweden itself, making Jon Fosse a local favourite. The last year winner, Svetlana Alexievich, was also very popular in Sweden.
The final announcement of the Nobel Prize 2016 in Literature is due on 13 Oct 2016, making speculations is clearly very difficult. If Ladbrokes is to be believed then Haruki and Ngugi have a fair chance of winning Nobel Prize 2016 in Literature.
But who knows what’s on the minds of the jury, so all we could do is to hope for your favourite author until the announcement for the Nobel Prize 2016 in Literature is made officially.