Nobel lit 2020 ?

It is that time of year when its Nobel week and on this Thursday we find out the 2020 winner of the nobel prize.

There is a number of sites offering odds on the winner of the two I looked at the French Guadeloupean writer Maryse Conde. Best know for Segu which I will be reviewing tomorrow I also have her latest novel which I will be reviewing later in the month. There are the usual names on the list Murakami. Wa’Thiong’o, Attwood to name a few. A name missing in Cartescu who has run high the last few years. In recent years there has been a run on the winner between now and Thursday of the eventual winner. Conde won the alternative Nobel a couple of years ago when the Nobel was canceled. There has been a call for more African writers to win so she would fit into that category as would Wa Thing’o . I will be watching to see who wins and will let everyone now as usual. I’ll leave you with a couple of outside bets. Cees Nooteboom and Scholastique Mukasonga I have enjoyed a number of books by both of these writers in recent years plus I had interview Nooteboom many years ago.

Maryse Conde

What are your thoughts about this years winner ?

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