In a move that has the Australian literary establishment reeling, the judges of the Man Booker prize have awarded the top gong to a book that isn’t the traditional pile of horseshit they usually give the nod to.
People in black leather jackets and funky glasses across the nation said the Man Booker judges have gone too far.
Independent film maker from North Fitzroy Marcus Hall said he was disgusted by the decision.
“From what I understand Hilary Mantel’s Wolf Hall is an immensely readable, well crafted novel, which is exactly what we don’t want in a Man Booker winner,” Mr Hall said.
“Man Booker is all about books that are so painful they make you bleed from the eyes; books all about dung beetles from the POV of the dung, so you can demonstrate to everybody how clever you are while reading it.
“If we’re going to give prizes to books like Wolf Hall, then what’s the point?
Media personality Marieke Hardy said “I’ve got my hair in pig-tails even though I’m 30, how zany am I? And I’ve got a dog called Bob Ellis. And my grandfather was a famous communist.
“Did I mention I’ve got a dog called Bob Ellis?”
Ms Hardy was later advised to have a nice cup of tea, a lie down and to “get a grip, for fuck’s sake”.