1. Who is Can Xue, the Chinese writer in the running for a Nobel Prize?  South China Morning Post
  2. Who Will Win the 2019 (or the 2018!) Nobel Prize in Literature?  The New Republic
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The question has been trending on Chinese social media ahead of Thursday’s announcement of two winners for literature, after last year’s award was postponed over a sexual assault scandal.The question has been trending on Chinese social media ahead of Thursday’s announcement of two winners for literature, after last year’s award was postponed over a sexual assault scandal.

The only thing we know for sure is that the Swedish Academy won’t have Philip Roth to kick around anymore.The only thing we know for sure is that the Swedish Academy won’t have Philip Roth to kick around anymore.

“In other news, here's @guardian live blog on nobel prize (s) for literature, coming soon. The wonderful Svetlana Alexievich - 2015 winner - gave Anna #Politkovskaya lecture last night at @britishlibrary. my interview with her out Sunday https://t.co/MrIUAigVpV”

Luke Harding on Twitter: "In other news, here's @guardian live blog on nobel prize (s) for literature, coming soon. The wonderful Svetlana Alexievich - 2015 winner - gave Anna #Politkovskaya lecture last night at @britishlibrary. my interview with her out Sunday https://t.co/MrIUAigVpV"

“Excited that there will be not one but TWO Nobel Prizes in Literature announced tomorrow (because there was none last year). Smart money is Gryst Mmfr'zkm and James Patterson.”

Mark Harris on Twitter: "Excited that there will be not one but TWO Nobel Prizes in Literature announced tomorrow (because there was none last year). Smart money is Gryst Mmfr'zkm and James Patterson."

“Should I stay up all night to see if I won the Nobel Prize for Literature, or just go to bed and wait for all the congratulatory texts to roll in come morning?”

Nick Ban Nazis Mamatas 🤼‍♂️🏴 on Twitter: "Should I stay up all night to see if I won the Nobel Prize for Literature, or just go to bed and wait for all the congratulatory texts to roll in come morning?"

“Tonight the 2019 Nobel Prize for Literature should be awarded to whoever came up with Wagatha Christie”

Greg Jericho on Twitter: "Tonight the 2019 Nobel Prize for Literature should be awarded to whoever came up with Wagatha Christie"