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Aug 6 2012, 04:56 AM
Irving? I've never read him, and he does seem a bit too lightweight, but if you want to believe that the Academy's choices are always political, they could do worse than to praise The Cider House Rules against the current debate in the US... Plus, he's not one of the top contenders, which might improve his chances
His very nice new novel is about sexual identity, transgender, homosexuality etc. So that would also nicely fit.

I'M not sure I would be happy though. I love Irving but he doesn't seem literary enough for the award, if that makes sense.
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