Re: Nobel Prize for Literature
Posted by Sterling on 3/10/2011, 21:53:45, in reply to "Nobel Prize for Literature"
Intriguing. My only guess is that it will be someone that I have never heard of. It generally is. |
I would think not Roth. He lacks the political correctness that they seem to love. Of course they gave it to Saul Bellow. Bellow won as just a young pup of 61. He lived almost thirty more years. Morrison was only 62 when she won. So maybe Murakami or Rushdie.
: It will be announced Thursday. Any predictions or
: Will the prize committee jump on the Arab Spring
: bandwagon and select someone like Nawal El Saadawi?
: There hasn't been an Asian winner in a while, so is it
: Haruki Murakami's turn? The publishers of his
: forthcoming huge novel 1Q84 would love that.
: Will they finally end the ban on American winners and
: give it to Philip Roth? The last American was Toni
: Morrison in 1993.
: Roth is 78 as is Cormac McCarthy. Umberto Eco is 79,
: as is Nawal El Saadawi. It may be now or never for
: them. Murakami is 62 and Salman Rushdie only 64, so
: they'll probably have to wait.
: Or will it be someone we've never heard of, probably a
: poet. The last poet was Wislawa Szymborska in 1996.