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.