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George Saunders Wins 2017 Man Booker Prize

US author George Saunders has won Man Booker Prize 2017 for his first full-length novel Lincoln in the Bardo.


  • He became only the second American writer to win Britain’s renowned Man Booker Prize
  • The book chronicles the death of Abraham Lincoln’s 11-year-old son Willie using the accounts of hundreds of narrators.
  • This year’s Man Booker Prize shortlist pitted three US and three British writers against one another. 
  • Last year Paul Beatty became the first American to win the award for his novel The Sellout. 
  • Man Booker Prize is a literary prize awarded each year for the best original novel, written in the English language and published in the UK.
  • It is also a mark of distinction for authors to be selected for inclusion in the shortlist or even to be nominated for the "longlist".
George Saunders Wins 2017 Man Booker Prize George Saunders Wins 2017 Man Booker Prize Reviewed by insiya yadav on October 21, 2017 Rating: 5

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