My response to the Man Booker Prize List 2014
This is not a book prize, this is a prize for novels – a type of literature that a lot of writers are not interested in. The mainstream has decided to wipe history clean of its real recent literary golden age of zines. Not only were they the best writing, but they combined that with innovative making of the publication, etc. etc.
The novel looks pale in comparison to the better literature. Then too zines were also a bigger share of publishing. So it looks like we have to dump corporate media to get history right, and recognized the golden age of zines and desktop publishing – the last truly original literature we have had. See the Zine Hall of Fame for more and let’s not try to rewrite history.