background on the bookers

The British Library has put the Man Booker Prize archives online. and the Guardian is talking about all the behind-the-scenes drama. A prize decided by a coin toss? Judges saying "over my dead body" about a book? Or saying a book is "scandalously bad," "grossly over written" or formulaic? It's all in this article, and you can see it all here. I think this article was fascinating and made me feel like I could judge a Booker contest too!