MAN BOOKER PRIZE HEADING FOR PHOTO-FINISH?
Bookmakers William Hill make previous winner Howard Jacobson and twice previously short-listed Ali Smith their 3/1 joint favorites to win the 2014 Man Booker Prize as the short-list is unveiled.
“Literary punters are favouring the runners with the best previous form in the event, but this is no two-horse race and whoever gets his or her nose in first on the line will probably be winning in a photo finish, so closely are the six runners matched”, said William Hill spokesman Graham Sharpe.
William Hill are offering odds of 4/7 for a male winner; 5/4 for a female winner; 11/4 for an American winner.
WILLIAM HILL ODDS – MAN BOOKER PRIZE WINNER:
3/1 Howard Jacobson - J
3/1 Ali Smith – How to be Both
4/1 Neel Mukherjee – The Lives Of Others
5/1 Joshua Ferris – To Rise Again At a Decent Hour
5/1 Karen Joy Fowler –We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves
6/1 Richard Flanagan – The Narrow Road To The Deep North