The Nobel Prizes will be announced starting next week, with Physiology or Medicine on Monday, Physics on Tuesday, Chemistry on Wednesday, Literature on Thursday, Peace on Friday, and Economics (ugh—they ought to stop giving this one) on Monday, October 11. Let’s guess who will win my two favorite prizes: Literature, and Physiology or Medicine.
You can guess one winner for each category. It’s possible that two or more people will share the Medicine/Physiology prize, and if you prefer you can guess more than one. If you do this, however, you won’t win unless everyone in the set shares the prize. (This keeps people from entering a long list of names in hopes that one will hit.)
Each winner gets a personally autographed copy of WEIT. The first guesser in each category gets the prize. In the unlikely event that someone guesses both winners correctly, a book will also go to the next correct guesser.
Contest closes for Medicine/Physiology at 9:00 a.m. GMT, Monday, Oct. 4.
Contest closes for Literature at 12:30 p.m. GMT, Thursday, Oct. 7
And be a bit knowledgable (though this isn’t required): briefly state what work you think the prize will be awarded for (in Medicine/Physiology) or one or two of the works that support the Literature prize. Doing this for literature will point us to things worth reading.