the morning babel

The world’s most prestigious literary achievement, the Nobel Prize for Literature, has seen its fair share of surprise winners, but in a move that critics are calling “long overdue”, the 2012 laureate is none other than the Mayor of London.

The accolade, which has been awarded in the past to such varied luminaries as Gunther Grass, Gabriel Garcia Marquez and Winston Churchill, was expected to go to Haruki Murakami whose exquisite meditations upon life have made him a household name, at least in households which own his books.

Boris Johnson was not even considered to be a contender, and his writing has not often been taken seriously. Which is also true of his speaking, his presenting, and pretty much any instance in which he is ever considered in any way at all whatsoever.

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