Wood praises 'inclusive' Booker Prize eligibility rules

Wood praises 'inclusive' Booker Prize eligibility rules

Gaby Wood, literary director of the Booker Prize Foundation, championed the "inclusive" nature of the award's current entry criteria at last night's celebration of the 2019 shortlist

Addressing around 200 people at the event at the Serpentine Gallery in London, Wood stressed the Prize under its current rules does not discriminate against any authors. The award is now open to anyone writing in English and published in the UK, whereas before 2014, only writers from Britain, Ireland and the Commonwealth could enter. 

Wood said: “The attention of the judges is not really as a process of eli...

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