Nobel in Literature to be Announced Thursday
The news agency Agence-France Presse reports that Sweden's Nobel Prize committee has announced the date the Literature Prize will be announced -- Thursday, October 11. The Nobel Prize in Literature is bestowed in recognition of excellence of a writer's body of work. Past winners include the Colombian Gabriel Garcia Marquez and American Toni Morrison (1993).
The Nobel committee keeps its nominees secret, but rumors say that American Philip Roth and Haruki Murakami from Japan are front-runners.
Meanwhile, the online betting site Ladbrokes, which correctly predicted last year's winner, Turkish novelist Orhan Pamuk, has Italian Claudio Magris in the top spot with 5-to-1 odds.