Sunday, October 19, 2008

Why Granting Bodies and Book Prizes Ignore "The Best"

"It's the fault of male academics on the judging panels," says author Louise Doughty. That may be the case in the UK; but, in Canada, it's the fault of nepotism, corrupt (usually female) national-council literary officers with an axe to slash lives for the sheer joy of inflicting pain, and jury-stacking. (IOW, power corrupts and petty power corrupts stoopidly. What goes around hangs around slurping up bucks from the public troughs, oink!)

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