It’s that time of year again. With the Nobel prizes for medicine, chemistry and physics already announced, tomorrow is literature’s turn. We know the game: names such as Philip Roth, Haruki Murakami are perennials on the list – 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 year’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.