Publishers urge Man Booker Prize to rescind rule change

Publishers urge Man Booker Prize to rescind rule change

Publishers have signed a letter urging the Man Booker Prize organisers to reverse their decision to allow US authors to enter, citing concerns it is creating a "homogenised literary future". The letter was instigated by John Murray publisher Mark Richards and had garnered signatures from around 30 editors by the time The Bookseller went to press on Wednesday (31st January).

It argues that the rule change, which came into effect in 2014, had lessened the diversity of the prize and led to the domination of American authors. "The rule change, which presumably had the intention of making the p...

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