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Milkman Delivers

Anna Burns has won the 2018 Man Booker Prize for Milkman. The book is published by Graywolf Press in the U.S. Burns, who was born in Belfast, Ireland, and now lives in East Sussex, England, is the first Northern Irish writer to win the £50,000 prize. 

Kwame Anthony Appiah, 2018 chair of judges, praised Burns's "utterly distinctive voice," which "challenges conventional thinking and form in surprising and immersive prose." He added: "It is a story of brutality, sexual encroachment and resistance threaded with
mordant humor. Set in a society divided against itself, Milkman explores the insidious forms oppression can take in everyday life.’

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Man Booker Prize Shortlist

The Man Booker Prize shortlist was announced yesterday. The six authors shortlisted for the 2018 Man Booker Prize for Fiction are:

Anna Burns (UK)                                       Milkman (Faber & Faber)

Esi Edugyan (Canada)                              Washington Black (Serpent’s Tail)

Daisy Johnson (UK)                                  Everything Under (Jonathan Cape)

Rachel Kushner (USA)                             The Mars Room (Jonathan Cape)

Richard Powers (USA)                             The Overstory (William Heinemann)

Robin Robertson (UK)                             The Long Take (Picador)

The Man Booker Prize is open to writers of any nationality writing in English and published in the UK and Ireland. This year’s shortlist recognises three writers from the UK, two from the US, and one from Canada.

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