Swedish Academy to name literature win­ner Thurs­day

The China Post - - LIFE GUIDE POST -

This year’s No­bel Prize in Literature will be an­nounced on Thurs­day at 1100 GMT, the Swedish Academy that awards the prize said on Mon­day.

The date of the an­nounce­ment is usu­ally only re­vealed a few days in ad­vance, un­like the dates of the other No­bel prizes, which are known sev­eral months be­fore the event.

Some of the fa­vorites ahead of this year’s literary award in­clude Be­larus­sian nov­el­ist and jour­nal­ist Svet­lana Alex­ievich, whose name has been swirling in literary cir­cles for years.

Kenya’s Ngugi wa Thiong’o, Nor­way’s Jon Fosse, Ro­ma­nia’s Mircea Cartarescu and Amer­i­can au­thor Joyce Carol Oates have also been men­tioned by pun­dits, but the Swedish Academy has — as al­ways — given no in­di­ca­tion of its pref­er­ences.

The 2015 No­bel sea­son kicks off this week with the an­nounce­ment of the medicine prize on Mon­day at 0930 GMT. It is fol­lowed by the physics prize on Tues­day, and the chem­istry prize on Wed­nes­day.

On Fri­day, all eyes and ears will turn to Oslo for the No­bel Peace Prize an­nounce­ment.

The fi­nal award of the year is an­nounced on Oct. 12 with the win­ners of the eco­nom­ics prize in Stock­holm.

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