Tuesday, 24 September 2013

Same-same, but different: At last, a Booker Prize that reflects modern Britain

Here's my piece for the Atlantic on why the Booker Prize's new policy to accept all entries published in the UK - regardless of their authors' nationality - is morally right as well as artistically appropriate. If we can't judge a book by its cover, why should we judge it by its author's passport?

"Opening the nominee field to authors of all nationalities will reinvigorate competition, better reflect modern Britain, and reward innovation within the English language." So there.

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