#HallOfFame | Man Booker Prize 2015 Long List

The prestigious Man Booker Prize recently released their long list for 2015. 

‘From the very beginning of what was originally called the Booker Prize there was just one criterion - the prize would be for “the best novel in the opinion of the judges”. And 45 years later that is still a key sentence in the rules.
     — Ion Trewin, Literary Director of the Booker Prize Foundation, 2006–2015

We're thrilled that this year's long list features 54% books by women! Out of 13 books, seven are by women authors.


(H/T @JessicaEsch, thanks for bringing this to our attention!)

When one of the most prestigious literary awards in the world features 54% women author nominees, it's only further proof that nearly all-male book lists should be on their way out. (Take note, Modern Library and Esquire!) Great work, Booker Prize Foundation! We look forward to a similar ratio in the short list this September.

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