Man Booker Prize: Anna Burns becomes first winner from Northern Ireland

Anna Burns has been named the winner of this year's Man Booker Prize - becoming the first author from Northern Ireland to triumph.

Anna Burns has been named the winner of this year's Man Booker Prize - becoming the first author from Northern Ireland to triumph.

Milkman, set in an unnamed Northern Irish city during the Troubles, is a coming-of-age story about a young girl's affair with a married man.

Burns, the 17th woman to win in the Man Booker's 49-year history, will receive £50,000 in prize money.

The judges said Milkman was "simply marvellous".

They highlighted the "distinctive and...
source: BBC

2018-10-17 00:35
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