Ian Macewan is a very dull, boring and virtually insignificant writer. It is appalling that anyone, anywhere would want to give him an award. His books and the films based on them are all disasters. Even so, when a failed hack writer gets news that he is to receive an award, he gleefully eviscerates the sponsors of the award for massive publicity and a spike in book sales. Who is to blame for this misery? Not Macewan. The Jerusalem Prize committee should be asked to resign en masse. The Jerusalem Prize is now discredited and it is inconceivable that anyone worthy of it would now accept it.
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from the article: Accepting Jerusalem Prize, McEwan slams Israeli policies