The Nobel Prize in literature will come out on Thursday, October 10. Although the winner is notoriously difficult to predict, bookmakers suggest Anne Carson is on top of their 2019 Nobel Prize for Literature betting odds.
The Swedish Academy will announce laureates for both 2018 and 2019 on October 10. The decision comes after a sex scandal forced the Academy to withhold last year’s prize. Accordingly, online gambling sites in Sweden consider the Canadian poet Anne Carson is leading the 2019 Nobel Prize for Literature betting odds. However, for last year’s prize, the Guadeloupean novelist Maryse Conde is the frontrunner. Here is a description of the two leading candidates and their top challengers.
Anne Carson’s readership is wide and her awards are many
Anne Carson is a decorated Canadian poet and essayist. She has gained a wide readership throughout her publishing career. Carson regularly writes on love, desire, sexual longing, and despair. Her recent collections include Nox 2010, Red Doc> 2013, and Float 2016. Besides, she has many highly-regarded translations of classical writers such as Sappho and Euripides.
Carson’s awards are many, including fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the MacArthur Foundation, and the American Academy in Berlin. She has also received the Lannan Literary Award, the Pushcart Prize, and the Griffin Poetry Prize. In 2001, she was the first woman to receive England’s T.S. Eliot Prize for Poetry. 22BET Sportsbook expects Carson to add the 2019 Nobel Prize to her list of accolades with a value of 5.
Maryse Conde won the 2018 New Academy Prize
Maryse Conde comes from a very small country called Guadeloupe in the southern Caribbean sea. She is the author of some 20 novels including Desirada, Segu, and Crossing the Mangrove. The major theme of Conde’s work is about evoking hope and fear in postcolonial places and communities. Due to her great contribution, Conde won the New Academy Prize, a one-time award that filled the void left by the cancellation of 2018’s Nobel Prize for Literature. As a gesture of innovation, the Swedish Academy might decide to award Conde with the official Nobel Prize at 6 odds.
Haruki Murakami is frequently seen as the Nobel Prize favorite
The Japanese bestselling novelist Haruki Murakami is frequently seen as a frontrunner for the Nobel Prize. Simply because he has won several top literary prizes. His first prize came in 1979 for his first novel Hear the Wind Sing. He followed this success with two sequels, Pinball 1973 and A Wild Sheep Chase 1982. In 2006, Haruki won the Franz Kafka Award. In 2009, he won the Jerusalem Prize. Plus in 2016, he won the Hans Christian Andersen Literature Award. Haruki is the top challenger for Carson and Conde, with 8.9 odds at 22BET Sportsbook.
Ngugi Wa Thiong’o is East Africa’s leading novelist
East Africa’s leading novelist Ngugi Wa Thiong’o from Kenya, is an outspoken writer on social and economic problems in the region. His popular Weep Not, Child 1964 was the first major novel in English by an East African writer. Besides, He has written A Grain of Wheat 1967, The River Between 1965, Petals of Blood 1977. Thus, Thiong’o’s 2019 Nobel Prize for Literature betting odds stand at 9.
Can Xue is the best experimental writer in the world
Can Xue based in Bejing has eight books translated into English. She is considered by online sportsbook news in Sweden as one of the best experimental writers in the world. The reason behind her popularity is in her writing performance. She never makes any changes from the beginning to the end. Her most recent mesmerizing novel is Frontier. Can Xue is the most worthy Chinese writer of the Nobel Prize in Literature and her odds value 9 at 22BET Sportsbook.
The award will be handed to the author who, in the words of Alfred Nobel’s win, has written “the most outstanding work in an ideal direction”. The Prize values at 9 million Swedish Krona. The last recipient is the British novelist Kazuo Ishiguro. He won the Prize in 2017. Last year, the Prize was withheld after the Swedish Academy was hit with a sexual misconduct scandal. However, to see all the candidates for the 2019 Nobel Prize and their best odds, check our review about 22BET Sportsbook.