I just have to draw your attention to this brilliant and funny post by Garth Risk Hallberg on The Millions about literary prizes, and their proliferation. His solution is a work of genius.
From across the bookstore, it flashes at me like the plumage of a wild bird seeking a mate: one of those small gold circles indicative of acclaim. And, frankly, I’m a little turned on. I already know I like shiny gold things; could this be a PEN finalist? A Pulitzer Prize winner?
made me LOL so hard.
The Millions is fast becoming a must visit every day for me!