Simone de Beauvoir's subservient relationship to Sartre sets my teeth on edge, but of course that's irrelevant to the quality of the work. But when you add to that their collaboration (especially Sartre's) during the occupation, it's hard for me to get past my distaste.
ETA: I shall of course read it if it wins; I may even vote for it. Still considering.
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