RE: RARA-AVIS: (Man) Booker Prize: Moran after Williams

From: Todd Mason (
Date: 02 Feb 2004

It's open to books by citizens of the Commonwealth, which excludes the US, and the Republic of Ireland.

But it usually goes to Brits. Hence "roughly."

-----Original Message----- From: David Moran While it's theoretically open to Americans, so far as I can recall, no America has ever been awarded the Man Booker prize (nee Booker Prize). wrote:

> Todd Mason wrote:
> > The Man Booker is roughly analogous in the UK to the National Book Award
> in
> > the US.
> The Booker is not a national award. It is open to the Commonwealth and
just about any English-speaking nation besides the USA (not sure why that is). That's why you have Margaret Atwood, Roddy Doyle, and JM Coetzee winning. DBC Pierre is an Australian national I believe, who grew up a bit in Mexico and now lives in Ireland. There's a whole lot about his life story in the UK broadsheets archives.

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