'Endlessly long': Nobel prizewinning book turned down by 19 publishers

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Fan of Claude Simon’s The Palace, which won the coveted award in 1985, sent the book to publishers and 12 rejected it, while seven didn’t reply

The French writer Claude Simon, who won the Nobel prize for literature in 1985, would not be published today, according to an experiment conducted by one of his fans.

Writer Serge Volle sent 50 pages of Simon’s 1962 novel, The Palace, set during the Spanish civil war, to 19 French publishers.

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