Sportsbooks Ponder the Mann Booker Prize

Published September 21, 2011 by OCR Editor

Sportsbooks Ponder the Mann Booker Prize

Who will be the literary genius of 2011?

Julian Barnes is currently leading the pack in the sportsbooks' odds for Mann Booker Prize winner 2011.

He's lost out on three other occasions, having made the shortlist in 1984, 1998 and 2005 but failed to claim the honor of top prize. This year his short novella, 'The Sense of an Ending' has again made the final six and is being favored by online sportsbooks and land-based bookies such as William Hill and Ladbrokes with top odds.

Strangely Barnes is not the only nominee to be making a repeat appearance. Carol Birch, author of 'Jamrach's Menagerie', was also made the longlist in 2003.

Mann Booker Prize Odds

Everyone has their own preferred prize winner but the sportsbooks odds-on favorite is currently Barnes.


6/4 Julian Barnes (The Sense of an Ending)

7/2 Carol Birch (Jamrach's Menagerie)

5/1 A.D. Miller (Snowdrops) A.D. Miller (Snowdrops)

6/1 Stephen Kelman (Pigeon English)

6/1 Esi Edugyan (Half Blood Blues)

7/1 Patrick deWitt (The Sisters Brothers)

Mann Booker Prize Winner 2011

The winner of the 2011 Mann Booker Prize will be announced on 18 October. As well as gaining prestige and book sales the winning author will pocket a prize of £50,000. This famous literary award always gets tongues wagging and the online sportsbooks are the place to put your money where your mouth is.

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