Man Booker Prize Snubs Kazuo Ishiguro
Kazuo Ishiguro’s The Buried Giant, a tale that uses a backdrop of swords and sorcery to discuss moral conflict, has failed to make the longlist for the Man Booker Prize. Ishiguro’s work had been hotly-tipped for the award due to the author’s own literary weight and the extremely positive critical reception. Sadly, the Man Booker has yet again proven that it is not relevant to writers, publishers or readers by producing a longlist of mostly impenetrable works. Many of these are destined to be bought and then left abandoned, half-read, on the shelf, further discouraging the general public from reading. We wish Ishiguro the best of luck with winning an award that actually matters instead.