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David Mitchell favourite to win the Man Brooker Prize

English novelist David Mitchell, the author of The Bone Clocks, has been installed as the 6-1 favourite to win The Man Booker Prize 2014 with bookmaker Coral.

Twice shortlisted Ali Smith and fellow British writer Neel Mukherjee are the joint 7-1 second favorites, while Paul Kingsnorth, author of the most left-field book on the list, The Wake, is the 16-1 outsider to be awarded the accolade.

“British talent is dominating the betting for this year’s Man Booker Prize, and although we have just opened the betting, most money has come for David Mitchell,” said Coral’s Nicola McGeady.

**The Man Booker Prize 2014

6-1 David Mitchell (Britain) – The Bone Clocks, 7-1 Neel Mukherjee (Britain) – The Lives of Others, 7-1 Ali Smith (Britain) – How to Be Both, 8-1 Howard Jacobson (Britain) – J, 8-1 Joseph O’Neill (Ireland) – The Dog, 9-1 Richard Flanagan (Australia) – The Narrow Road to the Deep North, 9-1 Karen Joy Fowler (US) – We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves, 10-1 Richard Powers (US) – Orfeo, 10-1 Joshua Ferris (US) – To Rise Again at a Decent Hour, 12-1 Siri Hustvedt (US) – The Blazing World, 12-1 Niall Williams (Ireland) – History of the Rain, 14-1 David Nicholls (Britain) – Us, 16-1 Paul Kingsnorth (Britain) – The Wake

ENDS

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Further Information Contact:

Nicola McGeady 07917683784

Nicola.mcgeady@galacoral.com

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