Nobel Prize winner Kazuo Ishiguro's literature is experiencing a spurt of popularity, especially in his native Japan
Ishiguro winning the 9 million crown ($1.1 million) prize marks a return to a more conventional interpretation of literature after last year's prize went to American songwriter Bob Dylan.
The overall buzz, from literary circles to fortune tellers, is that the 18 Academy members in Stockholm will pick a laureate most people agree is Nobel-worthy.
Jeffrey C. Hall, Michael Rosbash and Michael W. Young were able to peek inside the human biological clock and elucidate its inner workings.
The Nobel medicine prize committee at the Karolinska Institute is first out to announce its choice of laureates, on Monday at 11:30 am at the earliest.
The peace prize will be announced on October 6. The date for the literature prize is revealed only a few days in advance but traditionally falls on a Thursday, so October 5 and 12 are seen as possible dates.
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