Itâ€™s that time of year again. With the Nobel prizes for medicine, chemistry and physics already announced, tomorrow is literatureâ€™s turn. We know the game: names such as Philip Roth, Haruki Murakami are perennials on the list â€“ but we also know how famously difficult it is to predict, and how much the Swedish Academy loves to surprise and confound. Here are this yearâ€™s top ten tipped authors according to bookies Ladbrokes on Wednesday, with Belarusian journalist Svetlana Aleksijevitj leading the pack.
Take this as a starting point for discussion … we want to know who you think should win (and why) in the comments.