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Adonis, Thiong'o favourites for Nobel Literature Prize

Syrian poet Adonis and Kenyan writer Ngugi wa Thiong'o are among the hotly-tipped names to take home this year's Nobel Literature Prize, due to be announced on Thursday. The pair top critics' lists of predictions and online betting sites to succeed last year's winner, Svetlana Alexievich of Belarus. The suspense will come to an end at 1:00 pm (1100 GMT) when Sara Danius, the permanent secretary of the Swedish Academy which has awarded the prize since 1901, reveals the name of the 2016 laureate.
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