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Judges in Booker glare

15th October, 2011

Judges in Booker glare

Fight, fight, fight! For years, every time the Booker Prize ceremony has come into view, the main arguments have focused on the quality of the fiction by the shortlisted authors. Who will win? Who should win? Who was robbed? And so on.

Well, no more. This year, everyone’s problem is to do with the quality of the Booker judges, who have been dismissed as unsuitable to judge a prize devoted to...

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