Sunday, September 07, 2008

Booker Hits 40

It was nearly called the Bucklesbury Prize, it's now forty years old, has managed to stoke up plenty of controversy in that time, and is probably the world's most recognised literary prize.

Yep, the Booker hits early middle age and celebrates it's birthday with an exhibition at London's V&A Museum. John Coldstream looks at :
... the tempestuous opening chapters
of the award in the Telegraph, while in the Guardian, all the previous judges dish the behind-the-scenes dirt about about The Tiffs, The Tears and The Triumphs.

The shortlist for this year's prize is announced on 9th September.

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Amir said...
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Amir said...

Perhaps it's some kind of in-joke but the comments by Susan Hill (1975) and Francis King (1976) have almost the same final paragraph.