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October 8, 2009

The Good News About Herta Müller’s Nobel Prize in Literature

Filed under: News — 1minutebookreviewswordpresscom @ 11:07 am
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I haven’t read Herta Müller, a Romanian-born German who won the 2009 Nobel Prize in literature today. But the good news about the Swedish Academy’s announcement is that the award didn’t go to Bob Dylan (the 25-1 favorite a few days ago with bettors at the London odds-making firm of Ladbrokes). Writers, no need — yet — to start taking electric guitar lessons to boost your chances of winning the world’s most prestigious literary honor.

More comments on Müller and links to information about her work appear in yesterday’s posts.

2 Comments »

  1. It appears that moving to Europe will influence the odds more than picking up a guitar.

    Malcolm

    Comment by knightofswords — October 8, 2009 @ 4:14 pm | Reply

    • Looks that way, doesn’t it? But enough people have noticed the pattern that Literary Saloon is already predicting that an American will win next year.

      Comment by 1minutebookreviewswordpresscom — October 8, 2009 @ 4:52 pm | Reply


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