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Nobel literature jury to announce 2012 winner

- Associated Press - Thursday, October 11, 2012

STOCKHOLM (AP) - After the announcements of three science awards, the Nobel Prizes are turning to literature, one of the most talked-about and emotion-stirring categories of the prestigious awards.

The Swedish Academy will reveal this year's winner Thursday at its headquarters in Stockholm's Old Town.

Academy members aren't giving any hints, though that hasn't stopped people from guessing.

On the Ladbrokes betting site, Japanese writer Haruki Murakami has had the lowest odds this week, along with Peter Nadas of Hungary, Irish author William Trevor and Chinese writer Mo Yan.

European authors have won four of the last five awards, with last year's prize going to Swedish poet Tomas Transtromer.

As for the other Nobel Prizes, the prize sum is 8 million kronor, or about $1.2 million.

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