7:00 AMish Lev Grossman (via his Twitter) starts it off like this:
7:31 AM The news comes that Herta Mueller wins! Yippee!
7:35 AM I think back to this HTMLGiant post about a group of oddsmakers, and their picks for the prize. I scan for Mueller’s name, and find nothing. I think to myself “somewhere, somebody just hit the jackpot if they bet on her.”
7:37 AM My friend comes on Gchat to complain how the Nobel people are “antisemitic” because “they keep denying Philip Roth”. More Jewish people I know will surely kvetch about this. Also the fact that an Israeli was the odds-on favorite to win won’t help.
7:38 AM Joyce Carrol Oates stops caring that she didn’t get it, and gets to work on a new novel.
7:45 AM I also stop caring. Start on bytes.