Thursday, October 11, 2007

McEwan Interviewed about the Man Booker Prize

The Man Booker Prize Website features an interview with Ian McEwan titled, "A ‘first time’ as awesome as Booker night".

From the Interview:

"I’m delighted to be shortlisted for ‘On Chesil Beach’ – without question, it’s a great honour. The evening itself can be quite an ordeal for the writers. Writing is no more a competitive sport than reading is. I’ve often thought that the Booker Prize should be even more august, like the Nobel – do away with the shortlist, announce the winner and fiver other commended writers then have a celebratory feast."

Read the full interview.