Paul Beatty Win Man Booker Prize 2016

London, – US author Paul Beatty has won the Man Booker Prize 2016 with his racial satire “The Sellout” on Tuesday.

The 54-year-old Los Angeles-born writer won for The Sellout, a laugh-out-loud novel whose main character wants to assert his African American identity by, outrageously and transgressively, bringing back slavery and segregation.

This is the third year that the US$64,100 prize has been open to writers of any nationality. The shortlist included two British, two US, one Canadian and one British-Canadian writer.

The Sellout beat five other novels, including Madeleine Thien’s Do Not Say We Have Nothing, the bookies’ favourite, and Graeme Macrae Burnet’s Scottish crime thriller His Bloody Project.

Source: Qatar News Agency