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Galley Beggar publisher questions Booker Prize judging process

‘It’s one thing to feel bad about losing. It’s another to feel you were never in the game … Toxic thoughts and questions flood your mind when you can’t trust the process. And the worst of it is that all this mess reflects badly on two fine and noble writers.’—Sam Jordison, UK publisher of Lucy Ellman’s Booker-shortlisted Ducks, Newburyport, criticises the Booker Prize judges for their decision to name two winners for this year’s prize.


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