Prize Culture & Contemporary Publishing

Wednesday 8th June 2016

How is literary value allocated? What is the importance of prizes in the contemporary literary field? Novelist Russell Celyn Jones served as a Booker Prize judge in 2002, when the prize was awarded to Life of Pi. In this special session, he will give an insider’s insight into the process of prizegiving and the machinations of literary value judgements, while also reflecting on how contemporary fiction publishing has developed in recent years.

Russell Celyn Jones is Professor of Creative Writing at Birkbeck and is the author of seven novels. He will be in conversation with Dr Grace Halden, Director of Birkbeck’s MA in Contemporary Literature & Culture.

Time: 6-7:30

Venue: B04, 43 Gordon Square

All with an interest in this area are welcome to attend and join the discussion.




Image: Book Store, Seattle by Curtis Cronn, used under a CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 licence.


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