By Jason Boog on Galley Cat, October 3, 2011
Japanese novelist Haruki Murakami is a favorite, with eight-to-one odds of winning the top prize. According to Ladbrokes, the Syrian poet Adonis has the best odds (4/1) and Swedish author Tomas Transtromer trails with 6/1 odds.
The gamblers seem to be focused on the statistical imbalance in Nobel Prizes. Authors writing in English have won the prize 26 times, while only two writers in Japanese and one author in Arabic have won the prize.