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Bookies report wide open Man Booker field entering home stretch

| 24.10.2016

Madeleine Thien is the 2/1 favourite entering the final day of betting for this year’s Man Booker prize but there are a host of other writers in close proximity. 

The Canadian is joined by another two nominees at odds of 4/1 or less in a field that’s proving tough to call for our traders.

Wins for either Thien or Deborah Levy (3/1) would also extend a five-year trend of the victor having odds of 3/1 or less before betting is suspended.

Alex Donohue of Ladbrokes said: “The literary runners and riders are still tightly bunched entering the final straight. The trends favour a win for either Thien or Levy, but in a year of shocks and surprises it wouldn’t be that much of an upset at all for name to come from left-field and take the prize.”

Ladbrokes latest betting:

2016 Man Booker Prize winner 

Madeleine Thien – Do Not Say We Have Nothing – 2/1

Deborah Levy – Hot Milk – 3/1

Graeme Macrae Burnet – His Bloody Project – 4/1

Paul Beatty – The Sellout – 6/1

David Szalay – All That Man Is – 6/1

Ottessa Moshfegh – Eileen – 10/1

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William Geldart

William contributed to a number of online football blogs before finally finding his pot of gold at the end of the rainbow alongside the rest of the Ladbrokes News team. Now indulging passions for football, horse racing, greyhounds, boxing and political betting. Supports Wycombe Wanderers and can be spotted at various lower league and non-league grounds across the country.