The Problem with Literary Prizes

Reflecting on this year’s failure to award a Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, author (and winner of several literary prizes) Benjamin Hale, believes literary prizes are largely counterproductive to the process of elevating superior fiction above, well, less-superior (or possibly less enduring) fiction.

Read Hale’s essay, published at The Millions.

As often happens with this particular often-visited controversy, the comments from readers to Hale’s screed are as provocative as the ideas in Hale’s essay.

Found via Book Riot


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