The winner of the Man Booker Prize is announced on Tuesday - Canadian author, Madeleine Thien, has been backed from 12/1 to 7/4 favourite.
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The decision to give Juan Manuel Santos the Nobel Prize has come as a shock to bookmakers William Hill who had pushed his price out from 7/2 to 5/1 after the country rejected his peace deal. “Mr Santos was extremely popular with our customers until his peace deal was rejected by the Colombian general public and we have lost a small fortune,” said William Hill spokesman Rupert Adams.
With three books by male authors and three by females making up the shortlist for the Man Booker Prize shortlist this year, bookmakers William Hill are hedging their bets by installing one of the women, Deborah Levy, as their 2/1 (33% chance) outright favourite to win.
Francis Morris, director of Tate Modern has been made 3/1 favourite (25% chance) by William Hill to succeed Sir Nicholas Serota as director of the Tate galleries.