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Cormac McCarthy, Ngugi wa Thiong’o, & Haruki Murakami Lead Betting Odds for Nobel Prize in Lit

award.jpgAs gamblers enter the final day of betting on the Nobel Prize in Literature, the U.K. betting site Ladbrokes continues to adjust the odds. Cormac McCarthy currently leads the field with 5/2 odds of winning the prize.

Behind him are Kenyan author Ngugi wa Thiong’o with 7/2 odds and Japanese author Haruki Murakami with 6/1 odds. As we reported last week, the Nobel Prize announcement is set for tomorrow (October 7).

Take these odds with a grain of salt. Last year, Herta Müller beat some tough odds to win the 2009 prize–Ladbrokes had Israeli author Amos Oz as the 4 to 1 favorite. (Via Michael Orthofer)

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