Down the well wrote:The National Book Award isn't a contest for underprivileged writers. It's not based on economic status. It makes no difference if the winner is wealthy or not. Grants, as Maybegenius pointed out, are a different story. Hands off if you don't need the money.
maybegenius wrote:I'm not sure I follow, steve. If a millionaire wrote the best book to come out in a given year, they should be automatically discounted for literary merits on the basis of not "needing" prize money? Doesn't that undermine the spirit of an award for literary skill?
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