Roth, Oz favorites for Nobel



Philip Roth and Amos Oz are considered favorites for the Nobel Prize for Literature.

British betting house Ladbrokes is giving Roth, an American-Jewish novelist, a 5-to-1 chance of winning the Nobel on Thursday, making him the front-runner.

Israel’s Oz, at odds of 10 to 1, is rated seventh.

Both writers have been in the running for the esteemed prize.

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