Why are Irish publishers shut out of the Man Booker prize?

While the award aims for ever greater inclusivity, one of the newer rules closes the competition to some of the very best writing in EnglishMan Booker 2016 shortlist announced: UK, Canadian and US authors dominateIn 2013, back when I was working for independent Dublin publisher The Lilliput Press, we found something exciting in the slush pile. It was the kind of book editors dream about: from the first page, the author has you sweating, and by the time you come out the other side you’re blinking away the tears. It was a brilliant work of fiction with an exceptional voice, and we weren’t alone in loving it: Donal Ryan’s The Spinning Heart picked up the Guardian first book award, the EU prize for literature, and a couple of Irish Book Awards. It even got a Man Booker longlist nod. Related: Solar Bones by Mike McCormack review – an extraordinary hymn to small-town Ireland Related: 'Crazy but fantastic': Man Booker prize pitches tiny publishers into big league Continue reading... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

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