An eleventh hour gamble is developing on Daisy Johnson winning the 2018 Man Booker Prize ahead of Tuesday’s announcement.
The 27-year-old, who is the youngest author ever to be nominated for the award, has been backed into 9/2 third-favourite over the weekend.
Jessica Bridge of Ladbrokes said: “Literary punters’ late cash suggests there could be an upset this year, and it looks like Johnson is the one to cause it.”
Ladbrokes Latest Betting
Man Booker Prize 2018 winner
The Overstory, Richard Powers – 5/2
Washington Black, Esi Edugyan – 7/2
Everything Under, Daisy Johnson – 9/2
The Long Take, Robin Robertson – 5/1
Milkman, Anna Burns – 6/1
The Mars Room, Rachel Kushner – 7/1
All Odds and Markets correct as of date of publication