January 11, 2017 at 09:03PM on Facebook

I love this quote by Will Self: “Pets win prizes. It hardly matters if they’re Boston terriers or British bulldogs, the important thing is that prizes have come to dominate the literary world because they’re effective marketing tools in a cultural era in which genuine literary criticism and judgment has given way to febrile consumerism.”
Authors join Julian Barnes in condemning US authors’ admission to Booker prize