Odds improve on Saunders’ Lincoln in the Bardo

0
80
Odds improve on Saunders’ Lincoln in the Bardo
The Booker Prize short list announced in mid-Sep 2017 includes The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead

There were a number of surprises in the Booker Prize short list announced mid-September in which the hot favourite The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead was eliminated as well as novels by Arundhati Roy and Zadie Smith. After whittling the long list from 13 to 6 on the short list in mid-September, the odds-on betting favourite at Ladbrokes was George Saunders – Lincoln in the Bardo at 2/1.

Lincoln in the Bardo remains the favourite to win the Man Booker prize this year and with the announcement of the winner barely a week away on 17 October, the odds have improved slightly from 2/1 to 6/4. There are no changes in the odds on Mohsin Hamid’s Exit West and Fiona Mozeley’s Elmet at 4/1, while the rest of the field is starting to fade. Paul Auster’s 4321 that was a 5/1 shot in September has faded to 6/1. The odds on Ali Smith’s Autumn winning remain at 6/1 while the odds on Emily Fridlund’s History of Wolves have gone from 6/1 to 8/1.

Indian Printer and Publisher started in April 1979 enters its 43rd year as a monthly magazine in print. Our web platform which started in 1998 is now in its 24th year. We have a wide readership in both print and on the web but we need continuous financial support from our readers to keep evolving and growing. Please subscribe to our website and our eZines.

Subscribe Now

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here