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He added it would be a “waste of money” to bet the Nobel Prize will go to Swedish crime novelist Liza Marklund, who has the highest odds on Unibet’s list at 350.

On the other hand, Englund says he has occasionally been inspired by names circulated among Nobel guessers in the Swedish press.

“There was one time that I saw something and I thought, ‘This is a good idea,’” he said.

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