Speaker: Peter Straus (Rogers, Coleridge and White)
The Man Booker Prize for Fiction offers one method for judging the popularity of historical fiction. For a long time historical fiction never saw the light of day when it came to this prize but recently it fills the lists. Peter Straus asks what a Booker prize winner looks like as a way for judging popular traits in the genre. Straus also looks at publishing promotion and advertising and luck of timing.