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October 1st, 2008

US Writers Too "Insular" For Nobel Prize

While skimming stuff for The Savvy Reader this morning, this article came up through Publisher’s Lunch. I know the Nobel Prize pretty much defines big “L” literature, but don’t you think that it’s small minded to cut out a major driving force in big “C” culture for being too insular is kind of insular of them? I’m the first person to defend the need a broad reading base from all cultures and to be honoured with a Nobel Prize for Literature is pretty much the icing on the cake in terms of one’s career. But I feel kind of bad for the wonderful writers being (for lack of a better word) discriminated against by the sheer fact of their geography and/or subject matter.

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