What I learned from my year of reading outside the box
As a Booker prize judge, I encountered stories I would never have consciously sought out, and it was wonderful
Since when has anything at all on the Booker long list been “outside the box”?
The Bone People was both pretty weird and pretty dire but it was right in the mainstream of feminist whining. Come on, when was the last time anything even as imperialist as Kipling made it to that list?