Booker Prize 2023 Betting Odds: Paul Lynch's Prophet Song now 9/4 FAVOURITE to win this year's Booker Prize after shortlist confirmed!

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Booker Prize buzz! Paul Lynch's "Prophet Song" surges as the 9/4 favourite to win this year's Booker Prize after the shortlist is confirmed. The literary world awaits the next literary sensation!

Booker Prize 2023 Betting Odds: Paul Lynch's Prophet Song now 9/4 FAVOURITE to win this year's Booker Prize after shortlist confirmed!
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  • Paul Lynch's Prophet Song is the favourite with bookmakers to win this year's Booker Prize
  • The full shortlist features 6 authors who have never been shortlisted for the prize before
  • When will the 2023 Booker Prize be awarded?

Paul Lynch's Prophet Song is the favourite with bookmakers to win this year's Booker Prize

The six author shortlist has been announced for this year's Booker Prize and with that has seen UK Betting Sites offer odds on which of those authors will win the prize this year.

Paul Lynch is the early favourite for his book 'Prophet Song' which has been described as "one of the most important novels of this decade" by Ron Rash.

Betway have odds for all six of the nominated authors ranging from 9/4 up to 7/1 and it's Lynch who is the clear favourite to win ahead of second favourite This Other Eden by Paul Harding.

The latest betting odds suggest that there's a 30% chance of Lynch winning the Booker Prize next month which looks at the best work of long-form fiction that is published in the UK and Ireland.

Booker Prize 2023 WinnerOddsProbability
Paul Lynch - Prophet Song
9/430.8%
Paul Harding - This Other Eden7/222.2%
Jonathan Escoffery - If I Survive You9/218.2%
Sarah Bernstein - Study For Obedience5/116.7%
Chetna Maroo - Western Lane5/116.7%
Paul Murray - The Bee Sting7/112.5%
What the expert says...

Paul Lynch is the clear favourite in the betting market to win the 2023 Booker Prize award with the latest odds suggesting there's a 30% chance of him winning the prize!

Nigel Skinner - Current Affairs Betting Expert - OLBG.com

The full shortlist features 6 authors who have never been shortlisted for the prize before

The full shortlist for the Booker Prize this year was announced back in September and all 6 of the authors have never been in the main shortlist for the prize before.

Two of the books are debut novels by the authors, with one British, one Canadian, two Irish and two American authors featuring on the 6-person shortlist.

The list of authors, along with the name of their books, are:

  • Paul Lynch - Prophet Song
  • Paul Harding - This Other Eden
  • Jonathan Escoffery - If I Survive You
  • Sarah Bernstein - Study For Obedience
  • Chetna Maroo - Western Lane
  • Paul Murray - The Bee Sting
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When will the 2023 Booker Prize be awarded?

The 2023 Booker Prize will be awarded at an event at Old Billingsgate, London on November 26, 2023.

Winning the Booker Prize doesn't just get you the accolade of being a winner of this prestigious award but also a £50,000 prize.

The judges for the 2023 Booker Prize are: Robert Webb, Adjoa Andoh, Esi Edugyan, Mary Jean Chan and James Shapiro.

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