…so don’t push your aunt’s heptalogy on Bangalore’s sewers

From the ManBooker International Prize 2005 website:

“Please note that submissions for the prize are not invited – the judges will be compiling their own longlists.”

From The Independent:

“The Booker Prize, currently under fire for concentrating on fashionable and quirky writers, will this week attempt to regain its reputation for high seriousness with the launch of the ‘super Booker’, a worldwide search for the living greats of fiction.

While the winners of the main prize, due to be announced next week, must come from Britain or the Commonwealth, the new £60,000 competition will be open to all comers.

The IoS understands that the reading list for the inaugural international prize – compiled at a recent secret meeting in Rome – already includes V S Naipaul, the 2001 Nobel prize-winner from Trinidad; Margaret Atwood, the Canadian who won the Booker in 2000; John Updike, the Pulitzer prize-winner; Gabriel García Márquez, the master of magic realism; and Philip Roth, whose collected works are soon to appear in a Library of America edition.”





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