The Nobel Literature Prize will be announced on Thursday, with speculation in literary circles split over whether it will go to an overdue bestselling author or a relative unknown lifted into the spotlight.
The winner of the Nobel Prize in literature will be announced Thursday at the Swedish Academy in Stockholm. While the award is notoriously unpredictable, one clear contender is Salman Rushdie, the India-born writer and free-speech advocate who spent years in hiding after Iran’s clerical rulers called for his death over his 1988 novel “The Satanic Verses.” The 75-year-old was stabbed and seriously injured in August at a festival in New York state. Last year’s prize went to U.K.-based Tanzanian writer Abdulrazak Gurnah, whose novels explore the impact of migration on individuals and societies. The 2022 Nobel Peace Prize will be announced on Friday. Each prize carries a cash award of nearly $900,000 and will be handed out on Dec. 10.
With just a few hours left for the announcement of this year's winner of the Nobel Prize for literature, bookies are busy placing their money on a list of probable names that might win this year. Among the list of authors that may win, it seems writer Salman Rushdie is emerging as one of the strong contenders for the prize. The India-born writer and free speech advocate has spent years in hiding after Iran's clerical rulers issued a fatwa over his 1988 controversial novel 'The Satanic Verses'.