Who ruined the Booker?

This week, Alex Shepard argued in The New Republic that "Americans Didn’t Ruin the Man Booker Prize. Book Publishers Did", saying that the new list proves how the prestigious award has become "corporate and daft". Shephard quotes from Stevie Marsden's (CAMEo Research Institute for Cultural and Media Economies) work on prize culture and the role of conglomerates. In the run-up to Frankfurt Book Fair, the biggest book-related event in the world, this article gives us food for thought.

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