Somehow this slipped under the radar, but as a wise old man once said, better late than never.
Julian Barnes has won the Man Booker Prize for 2011 for The Sense of an Ending. From his acceptance speech:
“When asked, as he constantly was, why he had never won the Nobel Prize, Borges used to reply that there was a cottage industry devoted to not giving Borges the Nobel Prize. Over the last years, in occasional moments of mild paranoia, I have wondered whether there wasn’t some similar, sinister organisation operating over here,” Barnes told the audience at the Guildhall.