The Swedish Academy says it will announce the winner of the 2011 Nobel Prize in literature on Thursday.
The secretive literature panel is by tradition the last of the prize-awarding institutions to set a date for the announcement.
Last year's 10 million kronor ($1.5 million) literature prize went to Peruvian writer Mario Vargas Llosa.
The Nobel Prize announcements start Monday with the medicine award, followed by physics on Tuesday and chemistry on Wednesday.
The Nobel Peace Prize will be announced on Friday and the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences next Monday, Oct. 10.