The Swedish Academy will announce the recipient in Stockholm at about 1pm (11am GMT).
Winners are famously arduous to foretell. This 12 months’s favourites embody Kenya’s Ngugi wa Thiong’o, French author Annie Ernaux, Japanese creator Haruki Murakami, Canada’s Margaret Atwood, and Antiguan-American author Jamaica Kincaid.
Last year’s prize went to American poet Louise Glück, for what the judges described as her “unmistakable poetic voice that with austere beauty makes individual existence universal”.
Glück was a well-liked selection after a number of years of controversy. In 2018 the award was postponed after intercourse abuse allegations rocked the Swedish Academy, the secretive physique that chooses the winners.
The awarding of the 2019 prize to Austrian author Peter Handke additionally induced protests due to his robust assist for the Serbs throughout the Nineteen Nineties Balkan wars.
The prestigious award comes with a gold medal and 10 million Swedish kronor (£838,000). The prize cash comes from a bequest left by the prize’s creator, Swedish inventor Alfred Nobel, who died in 1895.
On Monday (4 October), the Nobel Committee awarded the prize in physiology or medication to Americans David Julius and Ardem Patapoutian for their discoveries into how the human physique perceives temperature and contact.
The Nobel Prize in physics was awarded on Tuesday (5 October) to 3 scientists whose work discovered order in seeming dysfunction, serving to to clarify and predict advanced forces of nature, together with increasing our understanding of local weather change.
Syukuro Manabe of Japan, Klaus Hasselmann of Germany and Giorgio Parisi of Italy had been awarded the prize by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences.
Manabe, 90, and Hasselmann, 89, had been cited for their work in “the physical modelling of Earth’s climate, quantifying variability and reliably predicting global warming”.
The second half of the prize was awarded to Parisi, 73, for “the discovery of the interplay of disorder and fluctuations in physical systems from atomic to planetary scales”.
Benjamin List and David WC MacMillan had been named as laureates of the Nobel Prize for chemistry yesterday (6 October) for discovering a neater and environmentally cleaner method to construct molecules that can be utilized to make compounds, together with medicines and pesticides.
Still to return are Nobel prizes for excellent work in the fields of peace and economics.
Additional reporting by the Associated Press