Saturday, February 23, 2008

Booker of Bookers redux

Fifteen years after winning the Booker of Bookers to acknowledge the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Booker, the committee is running it up the flag pole again.
"Winners since 1993 who might pose a threat to Rushdie include Margaret Atwood with The Blind Assassin (2000), Arundhati Roy with The God of Small Things (1997) and The Life of Pi by Yann Martell (2002)"

This is a decent idea, but Ben Okri's win for The Famished Road did a bit to open up African literature, and acknowledging it in this way may not be a bad idea.

Posted by Dave

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