Nobel lit 2017 who will follow Dylan









Well it is fast approaching the time of year when the betting for the Nobel literature prize opens

Ive look at odd checker and here are the top ten runners-





  1. Haruki Murakami – Always near the top of the list Not sure it is his year myself review 
  2. Ngugi Wa Thiong’o – For me, this may be the year, a review of one of his books
  3. Magaret Attwood – Only read one of her books I did like it so maybe
  4. Amos Oz – I loved his latest Judas  when we read it for Man Booker my review of it
  5. Adunis – always near the top he is another one I feel may win I did have one poem by him
  6. Claudio Magris – A writer I love and pleased to see him here my review of blindly 
  7. Don Dellio – probably one of the best American writer around  I reviewed him a few years ago
  8. Ko Un another poet I did feature one poem a few years ago
  9. Javier Marias – he has written one epic trilogy and a number of good books  have reviewed him before .
  10. Jon Fosse – could it be a home win I have reviewed him here 

Then I have a few names outside to mention

Laszlo Krasznahorkai – brilliant writer

Antonio Lobo Antunes – another favourite of mine

Ismail Kadare – a solid writer like Pamuk!

Peter Handke – maybe to outspoken but has written some great books

Cesar Aira – A writer I’d like to read more of !!

Who do you think will win after Dylan last year ?

9 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Lisa Hill
    Sep 18, 2017 @ 10:56:54

    Who knows? Paul McCartney? Suzi Quatro?


  2. kaggsysbookishramblings
    Sep 18, 2017 @ 13:37:25

    I would *love* Margaret Atwood to win – she certainly deserves it.


  3. 1streading
    Sep 18, 2017 @ 20:04:37

    Surely, now they’ve got Dylan out of their system, it will not be someone from Europe / USA.


  4. mee
    Sep 19, 2017 @ 12:19:06

    At the end it’ll be someone we never heard of, won’t it? : P


  5. Tony
    Sep 23, 2017 @ 11:45:13

    Donald Trump (you heard it here first…).


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