Haruki Muraka, Japanese author, is a 4-to-1 favorite to win the Nobel Prize in Literature.
Philip Roth and Joyce Carol Oates are also in the running.
Swedish Academy, the 18 members of which select the author they judge
to have, in the words of Alfred Nobel’s will, “produced in the field of
literature the most outstanding work in an ideal direction”, has yet to
officially unveil the date its announcement will be made. But the Academy’s Per Wästberg told Swedish press
that the winner would be revealed on 13 October, denying suggestions
that the date had been delayed from 6 October because of members
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