Tonight, the 2022 winner of the Booker Prize, the biggest literary prize in the UK, will be announced in a ceremony hosted by comedian Sophie Duker and featuring a keynote speech by Dua Lipa. So who will win the £50,000, book sales, bragging rights, and chance to have their trophy presented to them by Her Majesty the Queen Consort in one of her first public engagements as such?
In case you’d like to place a last minute bet, here are the bookies’ odds, according to OLBG:
Elizabeth Strout, Oh William! (Random House) : 3/1
Shehan Karunatilaka, The Seven Moons of Maali Almeida (Sort Of Books) : 16/5
Alan Garner, Treacle Walker (4th Estate, HarperCollins) : 10/3
NoViolet Bulawayo, Glory (Viking) : 9/2
Claire Keegan, Small Things Like These (Grove Press) : 5/1
Percival Everett, The Trees (Graywolf Press) : 13/2
Watch for yourself starting at 4:50pm EST today.