Eyes on the Prizes

Should you care about literary prizes?

Autumn is the most exciting time of year for books. Hundreds of long-awaited titles are released in anticipation of Christmas gift sales and end-of-year awards and wrap-ups. As readers we can feel spoiled for choice and perhaps even overwhelmed by the assortment on offer, and it can be hard to know where on earth to start.

This is where literary prizes come in. Phew! Thank goodness a group of judges have gathered together to decide what I should read!