2006 Nobel Prizes

So far this year all the Nobel Prizes have been awarded to Americans.  The Medicine, Chemistry, Physics and Economics Prizes have all been announced.  This is likely to change as of Thursday, when the Literature Prize is announced.  Why?  Well for starters, three of the last four prizes have gone to people writing in English.  It is highly speculated that this years prize will go to someone writing in another language.

English betting site Ladbrokes.com has the current odds as shown below the cut: 

Orhan Pamuk                           5/2
Adonis                                     5/1
Ryszard Kapuściński                5/1
Joyce Carol Oates                    6/1
Ko Un                                      10/1
Philip Roth                                10/1
Haruki Murakami                     12/1
Inger Christensen                      12/1
Tomas Tranströmer                 12/1
Amos Oz                                  14/1
Claudio Magris                         14/1
Hugo Claus                              14/1
Antonio Tabucchi                     20/1
Milan Kundera                         20/1
Thomas Pynchon                      20/1
William H Gass                         20/1
Cees Nooteboom                     25/1
Chinua Achebe                         33/1
Gerald Murnane                       33/1
Jean Marie Gustav Le Clezio    33/1
Mario Vargas Llosa                  33/1
Assia Djebar                            40/1
Gitta Sereny                             40/1
John Updike                             40/1
Willy Kyrklund                         40/1
Bob Dylan                                50/1
Cormac McCarthy                   50/1
Don DeLillo                              50/1
Eeva Kilpi                                50/1
Harry Mulisch                           50/1
Herta Muller                             50/1
Umberto Eco                            50/1
Adam Zagajewski                     100/1
Bei Dao                                    100/1
Ian McEwan                             100/1
Janette Winterson                     100/1
Julian Barnes                            100/1
Mahmoud Darwish                   100/1
Margaret Atwood                     100/1
Olga Tokarczuk                        100/1
Patrick Modiano                       100/1
Paul Auster                               100/1
Salman Rushdie                        100/1

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