Man Booker prize allows American entries for first time

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Man Booker prize allows American entries for first time
14th October 2014

American entries are being accepted into the Man Booker Prize for the first time this year.

Some of the shortlisted names include previous winner Howard Jacobson with his novel J, Ali Smith with How To Be Born and American author Joshua Ferris with To Rise Again at a Decent Hour.

But questions are now being asked whether the prize has lost it’s identity.

Katy Guest, literary writer for the Independent, explains more.

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