A Blog by the Editor of The Middle East Journal

Putting Middle Eastern Events in Cultural and Historical Context

Thursday, October 6, 2011

No Prize for Adonis This Year

You can't really game the front-runners for Nobel Prizes, so despite the speculation that the Syrian plet Adonis was the favorite for the Nobel Prize for Literature, the Swedish Academy has given it to . . . a Swede.

As they say in sports, maybe next year. Tomorrow we'll learn if the Peace Prize goes to someone associated with Arab Spring.

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