Daily Archives: April 6, 2013

A Plethora of Prizes

Goodreads.com lists over 6,000 prizes on its Web site. The oldest, the Nobel Prize in Literature, was founded in 1901; the youngest was established yesterday. Ten more will certainly be announced tomorrow. Literary prizes have become so numerous and pervasive that just like the invention of the computer, it makes you wonder how writers ever survived without them.

From Amanda Foreman’s NYT essay, “Prize-Writing.


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