Bacon on the Bookshelf

Savory picks for the free range reader

July 25, 2018
by jenniferpuryear

Booker’s Dozen: Enquiring Minds Want to Know

Book Titles: The Mars Room, Lincoln in the Bardo, Warlight

Nothing says “England” like the Booker Prize. There’s a delightful pomp and propriety here: “First awarded in 1969, the Man Booker Prize is recognised as the leading prize for literary fiction written in English,” the Booker organisation modestly states, in a delightful accent and with that fabulous spelling. Cultural power is a fascinating thing in England – and elsewhere. What are the subjects and who …

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