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Chair comments on short novels on the Man Booker shortlist

19 September 2016

‘Everyone in publishing and writing thinks about this, about length. Is our ability to sustain concentration over a length of time being diminished because of the internet and the electronic age?

It's a very important question and it's ongoing, but it simply can't be decided on the basis of this shortlist. The question is still up for grabs.'

Amanda Foreman, chair of the 2016 Man Booker judges in the Daily Telegraph