Not the Booker Prize
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Author:  Pete [ Mon Aug 15, 2011 8:51 am ]
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The long list for the Guardian's rival literary prize:- ... ominations

Lots of familiar names including Gary McMahon, Nicholas Royle, Graham Joyce and Greg Egan.

I'm a bit nonplussed by some of it. Eligibility is published or scheduled for publication between 1st Oct 2010 and 30 Sept 2011. To vote books onto the short list you have to write a review of the book you're voting for, and closing date is something like the 20th of August, but isn't that hugely handicappping those published after that date (e.g. Nicholas Royle's "Regicide" which isn't officially out until 1st September)?

What am I missing here?

Author:  Tony [ Mon Aug 15, 2011 9:07 am ]
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Pete wrote:
What am I missing here?

It's not a Lit prize, just naff PR for t' Guardian.

Author:  Pete [ Mon Aug 15, 2011 9:14 am ]
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How cynical of you Tony :lol:

Regardless, I think everyone who is eligible should be in with the same chance of winning the prize mug.

Author:  Ali_L [ Mon Aug 15, 2011 12:57 pm ]
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Is that what they get - a mug!?! Oh well. Cupsatea are important!!

I think Steve Mosby is on the list too.

Author:  Pete [ Mon Aug 15, 2011 2:38 pm ]
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Not even a particularly big or distinguished looking mug:- ... 1-nominate

Small point of order - mugs are for coffee, tea goes in cups.

Author:  Ali_L [ Tue Aug 16, 2011 8:32 am ]
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Oh! You're posh, you are.

In our 'ouse it goes in the biggest mug I can find... :D

Author:  Pete [ Tue Aug 16, 2011 10:21 am ]
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In my house that would be me :wink:

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