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Yanagihara hot favourite to win Man Booker prize

| 12.10.2015
CORAL ENHANCED ACCAS

Leading bookmaker Coral make Hanya Yanagihara’s A Little Life the clear favourite at 6-4 to win this year’s Man Booker prize. Sunjeev Sahota’s The Year of the Runaways has been chalked up as the second favourite, while Marlon James’ A Brief History of Seven Killing’s is also a strong contender to pick up the accolade tomorrow at odds of 4-1.

At 10-1, the outsiders are Anne Tyler’s A Spool of Blue Thread, Chigozie Obioma’s The Fisherman, and Tom McCarthy’s Satin Island.

“Punters seem convinced that Yanagihara will scoop the Booker prize tomorrow, but this is one ceremony that is often difficult to predict so we aren’t totally convinced that we have the right favourite,” said Coral’s Nicola McGeady.

**Man Booker Prize Odds

6-4 Hanya Yanagihara – A Little Life, 5-2 Sunjeev Sahota – The Year of the Runaways, 4-1 Marlon James – A Brief History of Seven Killings, 10-1 Anne Tyler – A Spool of Blue Thread, 10-1 Chigozie Obioma – The Fisherman, 10-1 Tom McCarthy – Satin Island

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Nicola McGeady

Nicola joined the PR team in January 2013 from Boylesports. Moving across the water from Ireland, she has taken on the role of PR Manager, dealing with all aspects of media activity, as well as taking on the responsibility of a number of the firm's key
partnerships such as At The Races and RUK. Nicola has been in the bookmaking industry for over six years,with a wide range of experience in radio and TV broadcasting, but you can also check out Nicola's lastest blog posts right here at the Coral news site. Like many of her Irish compatriots, Nicola is a huge Manchester United fan, and when not working, she can be found on a tennis court or enjoying the London social
scene.