Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Too busy to Write, But Not Too Busy To Bet

I know, I know, I haven't written in a while, but you try teaching 47 students. I'll be back soon, but you know I could not let the Nobels pass without adding my wildly way-off predictions (Even though I did predict Pamuk and Pinter). My money is on Adonis, largely because a poet is overdue. Don't rule out Roth or Updike, or Doctorow or Oates—That prick's comments may just be him bitching because he didn't get his way. They are overdue a poet, an African and an obscure European novelist.

Final picks:

Ismail Kadare
Ngugi Wa Thiongo
Yusuf Komunyaaka
E L Doctorow
Milan Kundera

And of course, some obscure European that we've never heard of.