Has it been a year already? I feel like it’s only been a few weeks since we finished recording our final podcast, crossed our fingers in hopeful anticipation, and then openly wept when Deborah Levy lost the 2012 Man Booker Award.
Okay, fine. Only one of us wept.
Still, the main thing we all agreed on at the end of the day was that any victory over Will Self would be enough to satisfy us. Now here we all stand, about to unite for the second year of what is quickly becoming our annual tradition of passing judgment on all things Booker. I’ve got a few new streamlined “rules” that we’re applying to this year’s proceedings that I need to get you up to speed on, but before I do, perhaps I should take a moment to catch you up on what each member of our crack team has been up to over the past year, and of course, introduce you all to our newest collaborator.