American Authors will be eligible for the Man Booker in 2014

by Rachel Baker on September 16, 2013

Some British writers are not happy with the Man Booker rule changes allowing American authors to be eligible. They fear the prize risks “losing its distinctiveness.”

The Sunday Times reported American writers will be eligible to enter for the first time from 2014. At present the literary prize only considers works by writers from the Commonwealth, Ireland or Zimbabwe.

Booker organisers said “some changes to the rules” would be announced on Wednesday. “The information which is currently in circulation is incomplete,” said a spokesperson on Monday.

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