Prize Winning Novel Locations

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:

  1. England – 9 winners
  2. Africa – 7 winners
  3. India – 7 winners
  4. Australia or en route – 3 winners
  5. Britain (general) – 3 winners
  6. America or en route – 2 winners
  7. Ireland – 2 winners
  8. 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.

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