Re: Nobel Prize in Literature 2010 Speculation
Amos Oz, still whom I'm inclined to say is the favorite this year.
But a few things. One, Jtolle, that really doesn't sound like Vidal. One, I've never really seen him openly label himself and identify himself with homosexuality. He doesn't tend to assign some greater worldly importance with who he likes to fuck, to put it bluntly. And two, I've also never found him to be too preoccupied with awards.
Another, Ladbrookes, Unibet, both those are closed-ended lists, neither of which even admit the possibility of Edward Albee or Gore Vidal, or numerous other possibilities. What happens if the winner turns out to be someone they weren't even including in the betting pool? Everyone gets their money back? I was also sadly disappointed to be rejected from both unibet and Ladbrookes for being an American; apparently there is no online international betting agency that is legal in America, though I don't understand why. And no American betting agencies that I have access to offer pools on the Nobel Prizes. Ah well.
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