Remainders: Thursday flurries

  • John Sutherland will serve as Chair of Judges for the Man Booker Prize for Fiction 2005. The Guardian recalls Sutherland’s involvement in a prior Booker prize controversy and reports that the new chair has “admitted that the judges are unlikely to read all 130 books in contention, while describing his fellow judges as ‘light on the minorities.'”
  • Dan Wickett of the Emerging Writers Network interviews the editors of several literary magazines about the prospects for, you know, emerging writers.
  • Selections from the current issue of Bookforum are online. Unfortunately, Dan Green‘s review of Stephen Dixon’s Old Friends isn’t among them. Right now I’m making my way through Robert S. Boyton’s reflections on copyright law, and Emily Barton’s review of Judy Budnitz’s latest is waiting in the wings.


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