September missed

<p>Scott Pack</p><p>Here we are in September, the peak month for publishing literary fiction. During these 30 days we will see new books from many of our leading authors. But why this obsession with September? When I asked publishers, I was told that authors and their agents were keen to be published in this prestigious month and would oppose attempts to move them. Plus there is one killer point: September is the final qualifying month for the Man Booker Prize.</p><p>Fair enough, except for one fact. No book has won the Booker and been published in September for the past 15 years*. That los...

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