Is This The Next Literary Nobelist?

Tomas-Transtr-mer-006After 13 years rewarding novelists and playwrights, the odds are strong that this year’s Nobel prize for literature will go to a poet – at least according to the bookmakers, who have made Swedish poet Tomas Tranströmer (pictured) their favourite to take the world’s top literary award. In the past decade, the Nobel committee has been notoriously unfriendly to non-Europeans, so I’m hoping the bookies are wrong in this case.

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