Splitting the Booker Prize win: A dilution of the award

The Booker Prize for Fiction broke its own rules to give the award to both Margaret Atwood's The Testaments and Bernardine Evaristo's Girl, Woman, Other.PHOTO: REUTERS

SINGAPORE - What is the point of having a prize that recognises the best of something if you decide to give it to two people?

The Booker Prize for Fiction, one of the most prestigious literary prizes in the world, broke its own rules on Monday (Oct 14) to give the award to both Margaret Atwood's The Testaments and Bernardine Evaristo's Girl, Woman, Other.

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