Prizing Debate

The Fourth Decade of the Booker Prize and the Contemporary Novel in the UK

This book offers a study of the literary marketplace in the early 2000s. Focusing on the Man Booker Prize and its impact on a novel's media attention, Anna Auguscik analyses the mechanisms by which the Prize both recognises books that trigger debates and itself becomes the object of such debates. Based on case studies of six novels (by Aravind Adiga, Margaret Atwood, Sebastian Barry, Mark Haddon, DBC Pierre, Zadie Smith) and their attention profiles, this work describes the Booker as a 'problem-driven attention-generating mechanism', the influence of which can only be understood in relation to other participants in literary interaction.

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29 May 2017, 400 pages
ISBN: 978-3-8376-3853-0

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Anna Auguscik

Anna Auguscik, University of Oldenburg, Germany

Author(s)
Anna Auguscik
Book title
Prizing Debate The Fourth Decade of the Booker Prize and the Contemporary Novel in the UK
Publisher
transcript Verlag
Pages
400
Features
kart., Klebebindung, 1 Farbabbildung
ISBN
978-3-8376-3853-0
DOI
10.14361/9783839438534
Commodity Group
1564
BIC-Code
DSB JHB ABA
BISAC-Code
LIT004120 LIT000000 SOC026000 ART009000
THEMA-Code
DSB JHB ABA
Release date
29 May 2017
Edition
1
Topics
Literatur
Readership
Literary and Cultural Studies, Book History, Publishing Studies, Sociology, Postcolonial Studies
Keywords/Tags
Booker Prize, Fiction, United Kingdom, Book Market, Literary Prize, Reviewing, Literary Studies, Literature, British Studies, General Literature Studies, Sociology of Art, Cultural Studies

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