John le Carré Declines Booker Nomination

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Judges for the international Man Booker prize have announced the thirteen finalists under consideration for this year’s award recognizing fiction writing—a body of work rather than a single book. Among the nominees is spy novelist John le Carré, who has requested that his name be removed “to give less established authors the opportunity to win.”

The judges are keeping his name on the list anyway.


Julie Greicius was Art Editor for The Rumpus when it launched in January 2009. One year later, she became Senior Literary Editor and is now Senior Features Editor. Julie also co-edited the first book published by The Rumpus, Rumpus Women, Vol. 1, featuring personal essays and illustration from twenty kick-ass contributors. Her writing been featured on The Rumpus, Midnight Breakfast, Stanford Medicine Magazine, and BuzzFeed, as well as in the anthology The 27th Mile. She lives in California. More from this author →