2016 Man Booker Prize Goes To…

Congratulations to this year’s winner of the Man Booker Prize, Paul Beatty for his novel ‘The Sellout’! Who is also the first American! Who is also African-American!

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Turned down 18 times, ‘The Sellout’ is sharp and satirical and has been called by The Wall Street Journal a “Swiftian satire of the highest order. Like someone shouting fire in a crowded theatre, Mr Beatty has whispered ‘Racism’ in a postracial world” and is so relevant given the hot topic button of “Black Lives Matter”.

Despite my past history of general difficulty of digesting satirical novels, I have now added this to my TBR list.

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