Uncategorized | July 19, 2004

For all of the aspiring authors out there who wonder if they have what it takes to leave their mark on the literary world, Don Lee, editor of Ploughshares and author of the short-story collection, Yellow (his first book, published when he was 41), discusses, in an interview with Poets &Writers, how he built his own confidence as a writer. Once you have developed your literary confidence (and published that first book), you might want to enter the annual Man Booker Prize for Fiction, which will now be awarding a new prize for best international fiction. The contest is open to any living author who, “has published fiction either originally in English or whose work is generally available in translation in the English language.” The prize for the Man Booker International is approximately $110,000, enough money to develop any writer’s confidence.