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Aug 6 2012, 05:06 AM
Aug 6 2012, 04:56 AM
The Academy have all but said that Oates won't get it
What did they say?
Can't find the quote right now, but there was a comment from Engdahl a couple of years ago that as far as he was concerned, Oates didn't "need" the prize. Which I actually agree with (ETA: And is also one of the main reasons I don't want Roth to get it; he's not necessarily undeserving if you go by his greatest hits, but what are Oates and Roth supposed to do with a Nobel besides add it to the pile?)

Didion? She's pretty popular over here, but I honestly don't know what her status is in the US.
Edited by Bjorn, Aug 6 2012, 06:11 AM.
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