Man Booker judges: 'submissions needed more editing'

Man Booker judges: 'submissions needed more editing'

The judges who selected the Man Booker Prize 2018 shortlist yesterday (Thursday 20th September) have spoken out about a lack of thorough editing on some of the books submitted for the £50,000 award.

Speaking at the shortlist press conference, chair of the judges Kwame Anthony Appiah noted: “We occasionally felt that inside the book we read was a better one, sometimes a thinner one, wildly signalling to be let out. We’re all writers as well as readers and we all value the work of editors. There were times when we felt this editorial role could have been, shall we say, more energetically per...

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