It’s a good time to be a fan of Haruki Murakami. Last month, his short story, “Town of Cats,” was published in The New Yorker. Later in October, his new book 1Q84 hits the stands in the US. (Watch the book trailer above.) And, right now, the British bookmaker Ladbrokes is giving Murakami 7-to-1 odds of winning the Nobel Prize in Literature, to be named tomorrow morning. They’re strong odds. But the Syrian poet Adonis (read three poems here) is the actual favorite right now with 4-to-1 odds. Stay tuned. We’ll know more soon …

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