Margaret Atwood and Bernardine Evaristo share Booker prize | Books | The GuardianAfter a much-anticipated wait with a high-profile shortlist, the winner of the Booker Prize for has been revealed, and it's history-making in more ways than one. Meanwhile, Evaristo's book: Girl. Other tells the separate but linked stories of 12 British women of colour. As a recipient of the coveted prize, Evaristo has become the first black woman to be awarded the Booker. However, the judges were so torn this year that they threw out the rulebook and awarded both women the prize, with them halving the prize money. Peter Florence, the Chair of this year's judging panel, said of their decision : 'In the room today we talked for five hours about books we love. Two novels we cannot compromise on.
The Best of the Booker
The annual prize has shone a spotlight on the very best of English fiction since its inception in and carries a huge influence over the reception of literary works around the world. Last year's winner was Anna Burnswhich made her the first writer from Northern Ireland to wad the title and the first woman to win since When We Were Orphans. This comment has been deleted.
Midnight's Children is one of the most successful litearry in the award's history, being named the "Booker of Bookers". This comment has been deleted. A Fraction of the Whole.
Winners of the Booker Prize
Entertainment reporter gemmapeplow. The winner of this year's Booker Prize is to be announced this evening, with author Margaret Atwood the favourite for her follow up to The Handmaid's Tale. Last year's winner was Anna Burns , for Milkman, which made her the first writer from Northern Ireland to take the title and the first woman to win since The story has now been translated into nearly 40 different languages and Burns is in the process of negotiating a film deal. The ceremony is the first since investment firm Man Group announced it was pulling out of sponsoring the award after 17 years. After winning the prize for Midnight's Children in , this year's nomination is now Rushdie's fifth. Midnight's Children is one of the most successful books in the award's history, being named the "Booker of Bookers" in , to mark the 25th anniversary of the prize, and the "Best of the Booker" to mark the 40th anniversary in
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The following is a list of winners and shortlisted authors of the Booker Prize for Fiction. Winning titles are listed in yellow, first in their year. The prize has been awarded each year since to the best original full-length novel, written in the English language, by a citizen of the Commonwealth of Nations or the Republic of Ireland. In , it was opened for the first time to any work published in the United Kingdom and written in not translated into the English language. There have been three special awards celebrating the Booker's history. In , the " Booker of Bookers " prize was awarded to Salman Rushdie for Midnight's Children the winner as the best novel to win the award in its first 25 years. Midnight's Children also won a public vote in , on the prize's fortieth anniversary, " The Best of the Booker ".
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The Industry of Souls. Screen Name Selection. Deleting comment You can also choose to be emailed when someone replies to your comment.The novel was selected from a long-list of 41 previous Booker winners, and had been the bookies' favourite on a shortlist of six nominated to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the prize. John Banville. Barry Unsworth? The most insightful comments on all subjects will be published daily in dedicated articles.
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