Should wealthy writers win literary awards?

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Down the well
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Re: Should wealthy writers win literary awards?

Post by Down the well » November 18th, 2010, 6:39 pm

steve wrote:The wealthy failed.

Jaimy Gordon won the National Book Award for her novel LORD OF MISRULE.

Published by an indie McPherson & Company.

Score two for the good guys.
Hmmm, just read that her next novel is being published by an imprint of Random House. Does that mean she's gone to the dark side?

And congrats to Patti Smith for winning in non-fiction. I want to read that one.

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Re: Should wealthy writers win literary awards?

Post by steve » November 19th, 2010, 7:07 pm

Down the well wrote:
steve wrote:The wealthy failed.

Jaimy Gordon won the National Book Award for her novel LORD OF MISRULE.

Published by an indie McPherson & Company.

Score two for the good guys.
Hmmm, just read that her next novel is being published by an imprint of Random House. Does that mean she's gone to the dark side?
It's like signing with the Yankees.

Everyone hates the Yankees.

But good for Jaimy Gordon; she deserves a nice payday.
Read one of the best stories by Borges.

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Re: Should wealthy writers win literary awards?

Post by Nick » November 24th, 2010, 10:21 am

Ignoring four pages of discussion to answer the title:

Yes.

Provided their book actually merits said award.

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