And the Winner Is…

Earlier this week, the winner of the 2016 Man Booker Prize for literature was announced, and the book makers were quite surprised. American author Paul Beatty won with his novel THE SELLOUT, making him the first American to win this coveted literary prize worth more than $50,000.

22237161While some find Beatty’s humour a little dark for this current age, he admits it was meant to be funny and painful all at the same time.

Beatty was an unexpected win, where many were sure Madeleine Thien’s DO NOT SAY WE HAVE NOTHING would bring in the prize. But fans of her book need not fret—Thien won the Governor General’s 2016 Award just last week.

Did you pick the winner?

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