Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Finkler Question by Howard Jacobson wins 2010 Man Booker Prize

The 2010 Man Booker Prize for fiction is Howard Jacobson for his novel, Finkler Question.

I'm not certain that I will always post about prize winners but is seems a necessary component of blogging about books. The Man Booker Prize culminates after a carefully orchestrated build-up with a long-list announcement, a short-list announcement leading to the winning novel. The Man Booker Prize does generate significant publicity for the long and short listed authors and for the winner, about $75,000, and endless positive reinforcement of a writing career. As is generally the case with the Man Booker, another year and another set of titles that I don't feel connected with at all.

I may read Finkler Question as it is a humorous serious novel and I do love serious seasoned with comedy.