Age and the Man Booker Prize

The Booker Prize announced its 2006 shortlist on September 14.

Critics have observed that the average age of this year’s shortlist is ten years younger than in 2005.

  • Are the literary old guard being pushed aside?
  • If so, is it a tragic development or way past time?
  • Are you one of the many for whom the Booker prizewinner will be an essential read?
  • Or will you be picking up the latest King, Rowling or Brown instead?

Join the Booker debate at the new Leicester Literature blog.


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