In recent years, László Krasznahorkai and Péter Nádas have always been considered among the contenders for the Nobel Prize for Literature. Now the situation has changed in respect of Krasznahorkai seeming to be even more likely, as he has never been close to the top on the lists of betting agencies.
In accordance with the website www.nobelprize.org, “between 1901 and 2022, the Nobel Prizes and the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel were awarded 615 times to 989 people and organizations.” As for the NicerOdds site, summarizing the rankings, Jon Fosse is the most likely, but Krasznahorkai is close behind him. Whether Krasznahorkai, Nádas, or Murakami Haruki will be the next Nobel Prize winner in literature will be decided the on Thursday.
The committee bestowing the award consists of the members of the Swedish Academy, and the Nobel is worth ten million kroner (EUR 862,137). Betting agencies have generally been good at measuring the odds, as the winners have always been on the list of the favorites.
László Krasznahorkai. Photo: Hungary Today
For the moment, the top favorite is Fosse, followed by Krasznahorkai, then Gerald Murnane, and Mircea Cartarescu. Nádas is also in the top twenty, along with authors such as Haruki Murakami, Salman Rushdie, and Michel Houellebecq.
In addition, after Bob Dylan’s Nobel Prize for Literature in 2016, it is understandable that pop musicians are also among the favorites. The list includes Patti Smith, Joni Mitchell, Paul McCartney, and Lana Del Rey.
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