Episode 3: And the Winner Is…

Women’s Prize for Fiction 2019 Shortlisted Titles
Dr. Rosenberg and Biblio Banter team in their natural habitat aka library

Our first guest! Just around the corner, on June 5th, the 2019 winner of the Women’s Prize for Fiction will be announced. We gladly welcome Dr. Simon Rosenberg to the podcast for a discussion about this and other book prizes.

Prizes equal publicity…and controversy. In this episode, Dr. Rosenberg shares his thoughts on the impact, value, and future of book prizes. We also make our predictions for who will win the 2019 Women’s Prize for Fiction. And of course there’s a game: it’s a take on “two lies, one truth” using made-up titles and real winners from The Bookseller‘s Diagram Prize for the Oddest Book Title of the Year. Play along with Dr. Rosenberg and see if you can guess which titles belong to published books!

To listen to the podcast, follow this link.

For further reading (and because you don’t believe that Too Naked for the Nazis is a real book), click the links below:

Women’s Prize for Fiction

Too Naked For Nazis Wins Prize for Oddest Book Title (2016)

The Economy of Prestige by James F. English

Edward St Aubyn’s Lost for Words – some prize-y fiction for a cozy evening with a cup of tea and a teaspoon of sarcasm.

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