Who Will Win the 2020 Nobel Prize for Literature?

The big question hanging over the 2020 Nobel Prize for Literature, is who will walk away with the prestigious award. Top contenders out of 32 authors include Kenya's Ngugi Wa Thiong'o, Canadian poet Anne Carson, Japanese novelist Haruki Murakami and Rwandan novelist Scholastique Mukasonga who seems to be the favourite of British bookmakers. The award is bestowed annually to an author who produced the best work in the field of literature, from different regions of the world. In 2018 the award was postponed after sex abuse allegations rocked the Swedish Academy, the body that chooses the winners, and sparked a mass walkout by members.

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Renowned Kenyan writer Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o reads excerpts from his recent work in both Gikuyu and English during a presentation in the Coolidge Auditorium, May 9, 2019.

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