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The estimable M. Orthofer gave us another mention so we should keep this humming along.

I'd like to remind people of some of the Australian candidates, who tend to fly under the radar a bit, in the shadow of the Americans.

The ones who come up on the Ladbrokes list each year are Peter Carey, David Malouf, Les Murray and Gerald Murnane, and they probably are the ones I'd pick as the main candidates. Maybe you could throw Tim Winton in there, although I don't rate him as highly. That's all men, of course. Shirley Hazzard, perhaps? Although has she written enough?

From New Zealand you'd probably be looking at Witi Ihimaera and Patricia Grace. Choosing a Maori writer might appeal, but Ihimaera has probably ruled himself out following the plagiarism scandal of a few years ago, and I don't think Grace is in quite the same league as the Australians.

Sticking with Anglo-Commonwealth countries, I would be happy with either Alice Munro or Michael Ondaatje, who are both probably pretty strong contenders.

Who would I personally like out of those mentioned? Murnane.
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