I have disagreed with Carmen Callil from time to time both in her role as an author and that of publisher but this time my sincerest congratulations to her on the stance she has taken in resigning from the judging panel because of its decision to award the Man Booker International Prize to Philip Roth.
Granted that the shortlist for the prize was not earth-shaking with people like Philip Pullman, Marilynne Robinson, Anne Tyler figuring but Roth!! As Callil said, 'he goes on and on and on about the same subject in almost every single book. Its as though he's sitting on your face and you can't breathe'. Beautiful! Well done Carmen!