Cheer up, Carnegie. It might never happen…

I’ll just say it straight: book awards are ridiculous. They are the garden gnomes of the literary landscape – fun, provocative, but ultimately ornamental. They have no more meritocratic substance than judging jambalaya over jelly at the village fete – it’s all a matter of personal taste. My disdain partly hearkens from a philosophical objection to the self-congratulating futility of judging art against itself. But mainly it’s because I don’t win them. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

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