Booker Prize director speaks out after Chaudhuri criticisms

Booker Prize director speaks out after Chaudhuri criticisms

The Man Booker Prize’s literary director Gaby Wood has defended the award saying it does not “privilege buying over borrowing” and does not “promote capitalism”.

She was speaking after author Amit Chaudhuri earlier this week blasted the entry criteria for the esteemed literary award for being “disingenuous” because it excludes certain forms of fiction” (short stories and novellas are not eligible) and because there is a limit on the number of novels a year publishers can submit to it. “What it creates is not so much a form of attention but a midnight ball,” he said.

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