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Goytisolo & Roth joint favourites for Man Booker Prize

| 01.04.2011

Spain’s Juan Goytisolo and America’s Philip Roth are the joint 4/1 favourites with Ladbrokes to win the Man Booker International Prize.

Rohinton Mistry is the 5/1 second favourite with James Kelman the UK’s best chance of a winner at 6/1.

Philip Pulman isn’t far behind at 8/1 with John Le Carré (also of the United Kingdom) the 20/1 outsider of the group.

Alex Donohue of Ladbrokes said: “Foriegn writers have a great record in the competition and they are well represented in the shortlist. Kelman remains the United Kingdom’s best hope with Pulman also in the running.”

Ladbrokes latest betting

Man Booker International Prize
Juan Goytisolo (Spain) – 4/1
Philip Roth (USA) – 4/1
Rohinton Mistry (India/Canada) – 5/1
James Kelman (UK) – 6/1
Amin Maalouf (Lebanon) – 7/1
Philip Pulman (UK) – 8/1
Wang Anyi (China) – 8/1
David Malouf (Australia) – 10/1
Su Tong (China) – 12/1
Marilynne Robinson (USA) – 14/1
Dacia Maraini (Italy) – 16/1
Anne Tyler (USA) – 16/1
John Le Carré (UK) – 20/



Robbie Morris

Robbie studied sports journalism at the University of Gloucestershire, an establishment chosen for its proximity to Cheltenham racecourse, where he was a season ticket holder. Upon graduation, Robbie was a contributor to GolfPunk, a national magazine aimed at ridding golf of its traditionalist image, before joining the news.ladbrokes team.