Our book critic "can think of no other writer so spare, so precise, so emotionally scrupulous."
With ten-to-one odds.
Home country advantage, Tomas Tranströmer!
"It's an enigma."
The 74-year-old Peruvian author is the first South American to win since 1992.
Romanian-born German writer Herta Müller won 2009's Nobel Prize for Literature this morning.
First they said American writers were too 'insular' to win the Nobel — and now they've given it to an author from France!
The top member of the award jury says that our literature is too ignorant to be considered seriously for a Nobel. Harumph!
Shoppers of London: Keep your eyes peeled!