Americans and the Booker Prize

The long list was announced today for one of the world’s richest and most prestigious literary awards: the Man Booker Prize for Fiction. Traditionally, only writers from the British Commonwealth were eligible for the Booker, but this year it’s open to all novels written originally in English and published in Britain. And plenty of Europeans are not happy about that.



  • David Kipen - former director of literature at the National Endowment for the Arts; founder of Libros Schmibros Lending Library; writing lecturer at UCLA - @LibrosSchmibros