Salman Rushdie among favourites to win this year’s Nobel prize for literature: Report

Updated: Oct 4 2022 11:10PM

London, Oct 4 (PTI) Acclaimed Mumbai-born author Salman Rushdie, who was stabbed onstage at a literary event in New York two months ago, is tipped by bookmakers as one of the favourites to win this year’s Nobel prize for literature on Thursday, a media report said on Tuesday.

Rushdie, known for his feisty and defiant humour, and the author of the controversial ‘Satanic Verses’, was stabbed in the neck and stomach onstage at an event at the Chautauqua Institution in western New York in August this year.

Betting site Nicer Odds, which compares odds from a number of bookmakers, showed that the lowest odds for Rushdie winning were 13/2 on Tuesday, according to The Guardian newspaper.