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As to Magris, I did enjoy Danube and also Blindly. He definitely fits the old mold for a Nobel Prize winner: an older European man writing well about "serious things." So yes, if he won, I would not at all be disappointed.

But I would be really much more excited if the rumors about speculative fiction were true and any of the three mentioned won it (i.e., LeGuin, Gorodischer or Can Xue). I think that would signal the Nobel is taking its longstanding criticisms seriously, without awarding writers that aren't already worthy. It would signal a welcome shift in worldview, I think. It would also return the Prize to my attention -- which has been slipping for the past few years-- again
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Nobel Prize 2016 · General discussion