Woman Booker Redux

This year’s Booker longlist is dominated by women. Broken record alert. There is obviously no need for a separate prize for women. Also. The idea that Mantel’s weighty tome The Mirror & the Light is on the same list as Tyler’s shortish story Redhead by the Side of the Road is ludicrous. Makes me want to re-read Edward St. Auban’s ludic satirical masterpiece Lost for Words. Where a cookbook wins the literary prize.

The 2020 full longlist is:

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