Nobel Prize for Literature 2010?

With October approaching, predicting the winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature is never an easy one. We’ll know over the coming two to three weeks. But the Swedish Academy are a very quirky bunch, and that’s why I believe the Nobel Prize for Literature is the highest accolade that can be bestowed on any author. Yes, from the American continent, Munro or Roth. On his full body of work, Pynchon is a worthy literary laureate, and a surprising omission over the past four years. Perhaps, as this New Yorker piece suggests, we have seen his best since Gravity’s Rainbow – certainly a master at work.
My own picks for what it’s worth (and by all means, share yours in the comments)
And personally, who would I like to see:
Peter Handke, The Afternoon of a Writer is a beautiful, small masterpiece.
Enhanced by Zemanta

Leave a Reply

*