Read Graham Huggan’s “Prizing ‘Otherness‘” and the following four short articles from the English newspaper the Guardian:
- coverage of the establishment of the prize in 1968
- coverage of Salman Rushdie’s win in 1981
- coverage of Richard Flanagan’s 2014 win
- a testimonial by one of the 2014 judges, Sarah Churchwell
Prompt for group B
Think about illusio. What is at stake when people are arguing about the meaning, significance, or criteria for the Booker prize? Use a specific example from one of the Guardian pieces. Think carefully about context.