The Masters Review Blog

Sep 16

Lit News: Man Booker Will Open to US Writers in 2014

slide1Here’s a bit of literary news to start off your week. The guardian is reporting that the Man Booker Prize will open to US writers starting next year. The report was met with conflicting opinions about the state of the prize, with some arguing new qualifications would create an imbalance toward US authors. Others are saying it would elevate the prize to a higher standard.

The article states:

“Some commentators questioned why the Man Booker would open up to writers from the US, but not elsewhere in the world. In 2004, the Booker Prize Foundation created the Man Booker international prize, worth £60,000; it is given every two years to a writer published in English.”

What are your thoughts?

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