It’s hard to tell if this criticism is a veiled political jab dating to the oppressive Bush era, but given the disappointment with which contemporary American literature is greeted in the United States as well, it’s probably a safe bet that no American will win this year’s literature Nobel Prize.
And, if an American wins it, then it probably was a political jab after all.
Update: Nope. An American did not win it. And, in 2010, a Peruvian won the prize. I’m reading Twain. I hope they award one to him posthumously. PNM