As U.K. gamblers adjust the odds for the Nobel Prize in Literature, Cormac McCarthy has lept to the top of the heap with 3/1 odds of winning the world’s most prestigious literary prize.
At the Ladbrokes betting site, the experts are hard at work trying to predict a winner of the world’s most prestigious literary prize. At the same time, Kenyan novelist Ngugi wa Thiong’o saw his odds rise to 11/4 and the odds for Japanese novelist Haruki Murakami to win the prize rose to 9/1.
Yesterday, Betting Pro had more about the odds from Ladbrokes spokesman David Williams. He explained: “We’ve never seen anything like it. Ngugi was a rank outsider when we first looked at the candidates but we fear we’ve got it horribly wrong. Punters cant get enough of him and we’re dreading him being announced the winner.” (Via Michael Orthofer)
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