Bookies report wide open Man Booker field entering home stretch
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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