... The Nobel Prize in Literature from an Alternative Universe.
Some of these I agree with, some not. I do not, for instance, think that Bertolt Brecht deserved it more than Halldor Laxness. The latter is a greater writer than Brecht. I also think Kawabata is vastly better than Mishima.
Wittgenstein was certainly a better philosopher than Bertrand Russell, but the prize isn't for philosophy. Russell didn't deserve it, but if they had wanted to give it to a philosopher, Santayana was still alive in 1950. He was also a better philosopher than Russell - and a better writer.
I do think Cole Porter a better choice than Quasimodo (the poet, not the bell-ringer), and I'm glad that Ted sticks by Steinbeck. Also, Kerouac is certainly a better choice than Sholokhov. Among other things, he wrote his own books.
Of course that's the fun behind this sort of thing: agreeing and disagreeing.