Three major literary awards are being announced in the space of less than a week. To help keep track, see our schedule below.
This is an opportunity to create displays of the contenders.
Thurs., Oct 10 — Nobel Prize in Literature
No shortlist — so contenders are anyone’s guess. The leading favorites in betting at Ladbrokes are:
Haruki Murakami (5/2)
Alice Munro, (4/1)
Joyce Carol Oates (8/1)
Further down the list is Bob Dylan (50/1) — we assume the prize would be for his lyrics. The Chicago Review Press has published two volumes that examine every song Dylan wrote until 2006; Revolution in the Air: The Songs of Bob Dylan, 1957-1973 and Still on the Road: The Songs of Bob Dylan, 1974-2006, both by Clinton Heylin.
The Guardian’s pick is Javíer Marías (see our earlier story). His odds are only 33/1.
Tues., Oct 15 — Booker Winner
Wed., Oct. 16 — National Book Awards Shortlists, to be announced on MSNBC’s Morning Joe