Man Booker Prize opens up to allow *gasp* American writers


Yesterday -- to the consternation of a segment of the British literary establishment -- it was announced that the Man Booker Prize is opening its prestigious gates of eligibility to all English language writers. 

Including Americans. 

For forty-five years it has been a quintessentially British institution, limited to writers from the U.K., countries of the Commonwealth, and Zimbabwe.
Click 'Listen' to hear Ion Trewin, the Literary Director of the Booker Prize Foundation, explain the decision.

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