Chair of judges, Professor John Bayley claimed that 'new fiction is at best ambitious and at worst pretentious'; the shortlist was compared to the sleeping pill 'Mogadon'; the wife of Booker judge James Wood, Claire Messud, was included on the shortlist; the expletive heavy content of the winning novel; judge Rabbi Julia Neuberger's dislike of the winning novel.
Booker Prize Papers,
1994 prize papers,
Daily Telegraph, Guardian, Independent on Sunday, Times
Original artefact: 1994
RADAR resource: 2018
Published by Oxford Brookes University