Barnes moves ahead of McEwan as Booker favourite

<p>Julian Barnes has taken over from Ian McEwan as favourite for this year's Man Booker Prize, according to bookmakers William Hill. Barnes, whose longlisted book is Arthur&amp;George, has moved from 7/1 to 7/2, with McEwan (Saturday) second favourite at 4/1. Both are published by Jonathan Cape.</p><p>William Hill then offers: 5/1 J.M.Coetzee, 6/1 Kazuo Ishiguro, 10/1 Zadie Smith, 10/1 Salman Rushdie, 12/1 Marina Lewycka, 14/1 Rachel Cusk, 14/1 James Meek, 14/1 Dan Jacobson, 16/1 Sebastian Barry, 16/1 Hilary Mantel, 16/1 Ali Smith, 20/1 John Banville, 20/1 Harry Thompson, 25/1 William Wall,...

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