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With alarming whiteness, Man Booker 2018 longlist a slap on diversity
With alarming whiteness, Man Booker 2018 longlist a slap on diversity

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Saket Suman

New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) The Man Booker Prize may pride itself for representing "fiction at its finest" but its biggest draw is the whooping 50,000 pound prize money, along with the international acclaim that the winning writer gets, subsequently boosting the sale of the given novel manifold. With a tarnished reputation of ignoring several outstanding novels in the past, the longlist for 2018 award, announced Tuesday, is a slap on the face of diversity.

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Update: 24-July-2018

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