By Whenever merit can be judged subjectively, women “win” awards and prizes far more often than when merit can be judged objectively (when they never win them). To ensure the former, we have feminist manipulation such as this. From the Mangina Booker website:
2018 marks the 50th anniversary of the launch of The Man Booker Prize. To celebrate this landmark, the Booker Prize Foundation is putting 50 years of Booker-winning titles head-to-head in a competition for the Golden Man Booker prize, a one-off award crowning the best work of fiction from the last five decades of the prize.We are being asked to believe that the authorship of the best winning books from the past five decades run like this:
Now, the five judges – writer and editor Robert McCrum, poet Lemn Sissay MBE, novelist Kamila Shamsie, broadcaster and novelist Simon Mayo, and poet Hollie McNish – have completed the unenviably difficult task of narrowing down five decades of prize-winning fiction to just five shortlisted titles. But the final choice is down to readers who now have the chance to participate in a month-long vote to determine the overall winner, announced at the Man Booker 50 Festival on 8 July 2018.The question is, which will get your Golden Man Booker vote?