Two Icelandic writers likely to win Nobel prize

Two Icelandic authors, Jón Kalman Stefánsson and Sjón are on a speculative list of winner for the Nobel prize in literature. Only one Icelander has won the Nobel prize, Halldór Laxness. 

This s year’s Nobel prize for literature will be announced tomorrow, October 5th. Last year, the surprise winner was Bob Dylan.

Speaking to Swedish national television this morning, Kalman said, "If I get the prize I'm going to buy a bottle of good whisky and get drunk with my friends."

Kalman and Sjón are in tenth and eleventh place on the list respectively. 




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