Salman Rushdie among UK bookmakers’ favorites to win Nobel Prize

Bookmakers in the UK say that Salman Rushdie, who was born in Mumbai and won the Booker Prize for his book Midnight’s Children, is the favourite to win the Nobel Prize. He was stabbed in New York in August and is still recovering. This year, literature. Thursday.

The newspaper Guardian looked at the betting odds and found that on Tuesday afternoon, the best odds for Rushdie to win were 13/2.

If the famous British-American author, who is 75 years old, wins, he will be the first Indian-born writer to win the prize since Rabindranath Tagore won in 1913 for Gitanjali.

The 10 million Swedish kronor prize will be given out on Thursday by the Nobel committee to the person who has done the best work in a good direction in the field of literature.

Rushdie has written a lot of books, including the controversial The Satanic Verses, which led the former leader of Iran, Ayatollah Khomeini, to issue a fatwa against the author.

The attack on Rushdie, who lives in New York, happened on August 12, 33 years after a religious edict told Muslims to kill the author for writing a blasphemous book.

Hadi Matar, who is 24 years old, has been charged with one count of attempted second-degree murder and one count of second-degree assault. On both counts, he has said he is not guilty.

Nicer Odds says that French authors Michel Houellebecq and Annie Ernaux, Canadians Anne Carson and Margaret Atwood, Japanese author Haruki Murakami, and American Stephen King are also among the favourites to win.

Abdulrazak Gurnah, a British novelist and academic who was born in Tanzania, won the 2021 Nobel Prize in Literature for his uncompromising and compassionate look at the effects of colonialism and the plight of refugees in the gap between cultures and continents.

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