Did you know what a Booker prize-winning author earned in 2011?
Novelist and playwright James Kelman, winner of the Man Booker Prize and twice nominated for the International Man Booker Prize, revealed in a speech last month that all he made from his writing in 2011 was £15,000 . The occasion was an award ceremony where he was presented with a cheque for £5,000 for winning the Saltire Society’s Scottish Book of the Year for his eighth novel, Mo Said She Was Quirky.
James Kelman “A disaffection” (Photo credit: altemark)
An angry Kelman said the money would be “really useful”.