Friday, September 20, 2013

Man-Booker Prize Opens To ALL Written English

The organisers of the prestigious Booker Prize for literature have announced it is expanding to cover all novels written in English. The prize - which has been open only to citizens of the United Kingdom, the Commonwealth or the Republic of Ireland since its launch in 1969 - will from 2014 see competition from US authors, although any author writing in English anywhere on the planet can become eligible. "The winner of the Man Booker Prize from 2014 will be able to say 'I am the best in the English speaking world'," Booker Prize Foundation literary director Ion Trewin told reporters. Organisers rejected suggestions that the prize would be overrun by US authors and put British, Irish, Indian, Canadian and other Commonwealth authors at a disadvantage :: Read the full article »»»»

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