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I read Djebar (Fantasia: An Algerian Cavalcade) for the first time this summer, and while I liked the book, I'm not sure I thought it Nobel-worthy. Of course that's just one book, and semi-autobiographical to boot, so it may not be entirely representative - has anyone read anything else of hers?

But my list, like Ladbrokes', remains roughly the same as last year, according to the principle of a broken clock being right once a day:
- Ngugi
- Alexievich
- Pynchon (it seems unlikely with two North Americans in a row, but I just bet myself 20 bucks that he'll win, so his chances just increased tenfold)

For those who think such things matter, Krasznahorkai is finally being published in Swedish this year (right in time for the Nobel announcement, too) and Ngugi is having something of a renaissance with new editions of The River Between, A Grain of Wheat and Devil on the Cross. Cartarescu got a pretty big push last year, being guest of honour at the Gothenburg book fair and all, which theoretically could raise his chances.
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