Murakami favorite for the Nobel Prize in Literature

Speculation about who will the Nobel Prize in Literature this year is already in full swing. According to the international betting company Unibet’s odds the Japanese writer Haruki Murakami is currently favorite to win the prestigious award with the odds of 11/2 at Unibet. Second favorite, American writer Joyce Carol Oates can be backed at odds of 7/1.

For the ninth year in a row, you can bet with Unibet on who you think will be awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature. Unibet got it right last year as they installed last year’s winners Mo Yan as the favorite to take the prize. This year, it looks like Haruki Murakami will collect the coveted honor. The hugely popular Japanese author has been amongst the favorites to take The Nobel Prize over the past few years and is widely tipped to finally win in October

- In 2012 our customers were split between Murakami and Mo Yan. I think it may be different this year Mr. Murakami has received a number of literary awards in recent years and for the past few years has been amongst the favorites to take the Nobel Prize. This year, really could be his year, says Ed Nicholson PR Director at Unibet.

The singer-songwriter, author and poet Bob Dylan is regularly tipped as an outside bet to be a potential winner. Dylan can be backed at 19/1.

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Unibets odds on the Nobel Prize in Literature 2013

Male: 1.30
Female: 3.20

Asia: 2.50
Africa: 3.00
North America: 3.00
Europe: 3.00
South America: 15.00
Australia: 50.00

Author                                 Odds

Haruki Murakami                   6.50

Joyce Carol Oates                8.00

Ismail Kadaré                        10.00

Umberto Eco                        10.00

Caes Nooteboom                 10.00

Thomas Pynchon                  12.00

Milan Cundera                       12.00

Philip Roth                           14.00

Don De Lillo                         14.00

Chinua Archebe                    16.00

Alice Munro                          16.00

Peter Nadas                         16.00

Adonis                                 18.00

Amos Oz                              18.00

Bob Dylan                            20.00

Dacia Maraini                        20.00

Cormac McCarthy                 20.00

William Trevor                       20.00

Ko Un                                  25.00

Assia Djebar                         25.00

Mircea Cărtărescu                 25.00

Margaret Atwood                  25.00

Andrea Camilleri                    30.00

Leonard Nolens                    30.00

Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o                 30.00

Ilya Kaminsky                       35.00

John Banville                         35.00

Enrique Vila-Matas                40.00

Eduardo Mendoza Garriga      45.00

Merethe Lindstrøm                 50.00

Salman Rushdie                    50.00

Azar Nafisi                            55.00

Ghassan Zaqtan                   55.00

Andrei Plesu                         60.00

César Aira                            60.00

Tom Stoppard                       60.00

Mia Couto                            60.00

Chang-rae Lee                      65.00

Nuruddin Farah                     65.00

Peter Carey                          70.00

Mary Gordon                        70.00

Adam Zagajewski                 70.00

Maya Angelou                       75.00

Hanan al-Shaykh                   75.00

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie   80.00

Duong Thu Huong                 80.00

Edward P. Jones                  80.00

Edouard Maunick                  80.00

Vassilis Alexakis                   85.00

Per Petterson                       85.00

Camilla Läckberg                  85.00

Jonas Gardell                       90.00

Dai Sijie                               90.00

Daniel Kahneman                  90.00

Ian Mc Ewan                         95.00

Javier Marías                        95.00

Jan Guillou                           95.00

Kazuo Ishiguro                      95.00

Ursula K. Le Guin                  100.00

Leif G.W. Persson                100.00

Anna Funder                         100.00

Leila Aboulela                       100.00

Louise Glück                        100.00

A B Yehoshua                       100.00

Carol Ann Duffy                    100.00

Olga Tokarczuk                     100.00

Sofi Oksanen                       100.00

Christian Jungersen               100.00

Peter Høeg                           100.00

Julian Barnes                       100.00

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