British writers can’t win the big US prizes, so why can Americans win the Booker? | Tibor Fischer

Opening the prize to global competition has been good for its profile, good for US writers - and a problem for novelists here and from the CommonwealthTonight the five judges of the Man Booker prize will announce this year’s winner. It was also the votes of five judges that chose the winners at the City Dionysia in Athens, where Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides and Aristophanes fought for attention and glory (and where the results were met with regular outrage). Related: Surprised by the Booker shortlist? Don't judge the books, study the judges I don’t believe there’s a single British novelist who’d back letting the Americans in. I certainly haven’t met one. Related: How do you win the Man Booker prize? Move to New York or London | Lucy Diver Continue reading... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

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