Margaret Court, an Australian record breaker known for her homophobic comments, is set to receive the nation’s highest public service award.
Category: Awards, Decorations and Honors
The medical anthropologist won the prize, which is given to “thinkers whose ideas have profoundly shaped human self-understanding and advancement.”
Editors of the Literary Review, which has given the award for almost 30 years, said the public had been “subjected to too many bad things this year to justify exposing it to bad sex as well.”
Seven years ago, the judges behind France’s second-biggest literary prize honored a pedophile writer, Gabriel Matzneff. Now, they have turned to a little-known female writer from a small publisher.