Monday, October 5, 2015

Nobel Prize in literature 2015 to be announced on Oct 8

The Swedish Academy will announce this year’s Nobel Laureate in literature at 1 p.m. on Thursday, October 8 in the Grand Hall in the Exchange.

With just three days away, is there any buzz/excitement around the Nobel Prize? Where is that speculation stuff and the fun that accompanies it?  Interest in the Nobel Prize seems to have dwindled in this digital age where literature is categorized as entertainment which it is really not.

You see the same contenders this year also: Stevlana Alexivitj, Haruki Murakami, Ngugi Wa Thiong'o, Philip Roth, Adunis...

For the first time in many years, I'm not rooting for anybody.

Ngugi Wa Thiong'o  seems to be the most deserving candidate this year. Black Africa has not had a Nobel Laureate since Wole Soyinka who received it about thirty years ago.

 Ladbrokes has just moved him from 7 to 6.

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