Where do you set your next novel?
Where do you place your master work?
If you want to win a Booker Prize, then here are the settings in order of most likely to win for you:
- England – 9 winners
- Africa – 7 winners
- India – 7 winners
- Australia or en route – 3 winners
- Britain (general) – 3 winners
- America or en route – 2 winners
- Ireland – 2 winners
- Canada, Germany, Europe, Italy, New Zealand, Scotland, Switzerland and Wales – 1 each
Suffice to say you’re on to a fair chance if you stick to Old Blighty, the Raj or The Dark Continent.
What does this say about the Booker Prize, I wonder? Or the judges? Or the offerings from afar?
Just a thought.