The Giller Prize has seen its fair share of controversy over the years, but the task for bettors is to cut through the axe-grinding, and agendas, to look for solid evidence that will help identify the likely winner.
Willemstad, Curacao (PRWEB) October 2, 2008
On October 7, the shortlist will be announced for 2008 Scotiabank Giller Prize, Canada's most prestigious literary award. With the jury set to select just five nominees from a highly competitive field, leading online bookmaker, PinnacleSports.com, has published betting odds on who will win the 15th Giller Prize.
With an industry leading reputation for providing consistent value to the player, PinnacleSports.com has listed three previous winners as the co-favourites. David Bergen/The Retreat (winner in 2005), Austin Clarke/More (winner in 2002), and David Adams Richards/The Lost Highway (winner in 2000), are available with odds of 5.000* (bet $1 to return $5 on the chosen author).
The oddsmakers at PinnacleSports.com who specialise in book betting odds, list Rawi Hage's follow up novel to 'De Niro's Game' entitled Cockroach, as the next favourite with odds of 6.500* (wager $1 to return $6.50), followed by Joseph Boyden/Through Black Spruce and Steven Galloway/The Cellist of Sarajevo both listed at odds of 11.000* (bet $1 to return $11).
"Whether in traditional sports, or specialist markets, such as literary awards, the betting action at PinnacleSports.com often acts as a reliable barometer to the eventual outcome," said Simon Noble, spokesperson for PinnacleSports.com. "The Giller Prize has seen its fair share of controversy over the years, but the task for bettors is to cut through the axe-grinding, and agendas, to look for solid evidence that will help identify the likely winner."
The winner of the 2008 Scotiabank Giller Prize, and recipient of the $50,000 first prize recognising excellence in a novel or short stories, will be announced at the traditional Gala award ceremony held at the Toronto Four Seasons on November 11, 2008.
For additional information and a complete list of odds, please visit the PinnacleSports.com.
*Odds subject to change.
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