Wednesday, 29 May 2013

Does Size Matter?: Lydia Davis wins Man Booker Prize

I recently wrote a post called Does Size Matter, which reflected on whether or not readers measure a book's value by it's size.   A recent Smashwords survey  asserts that readers tend to prefer longer books. So I was interested to read the following:

"Lydia Davis, the shortest of all short story writers, whose works can be as brief as a single sentence, has won the fifth Man Booker International Prize."  Check out the links below for the full report.  I was intrigued enough to download her short story collection to find out more, as I have always been fascinated by short forms in which every single word has to account for itself.

If, like me, you enjoy the challenge of flash fiction, you might want to have a go at this competition to write a story in 100 words.  I'm about to send off my entry now.   Good luck!

PS - closing date May 31st!

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