10.16.2008

How do you win a Man Booker Prize?

October is literature's award season, but with all the buzz about Nobels and Man Bookers, how do you actually win one?

Obviously, you must first write a book, but while you write you may want to keep the following tips in mind.

(According to the article at the BBC website)

1. A literary best-seller needs to transport the reader to a remote time or place, but the novel can't just be preoccupied with plot, it must describe the plots and characters in a unique, beautiful way.
2. The book should be salable, and if it's been endorsed by Oprah (or in the case of the Brits, Richard and Judy) that's all the better.

Sounds pretty easy, right?

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