Man Booker Prize 2016
The Man Booker Prize promotes the finest in fiction by rewarding the very best book of the year. The prize is the world's most important literary award and has the power to transform the fortunes of authors and publishers. On 25 October 2016 The Sellout by Paul Beatty was announced as the first U.S. writer to win.
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The Man Booker 2016 shortlist was:
The Sellout by Paul Beatty (winner)
Hot Milk by Deborah Levy
His Bloody Project Graeme Macrae Burnet
Eileen by Ottessa Moshfegh
All That Man Is by David Szalay
Do Not Say We Have Nothing by Madeleine Thien
This year’s longlist of 13 books was selected by a panel of five judges chaired by Amanda Foreman. The winner was announced on Tuesday 25 October 2016 at a ceremony at London’s Guildhall.
The Man Booker Prize was first awarded in 1969 and 2016 marks its 48th year. Hilary Mantel made history in 2012 when she won the prize for the second time with Bring up the Bodies, as the first woman and the first British author to win the prize twice. A full history of the prize, including an interactive timeline, can be found on the Man Booker Prize website – www.themanbookerprize.com.
News about the prize can also be found on Twitter @ManBookerPrize
Graeme Macrae Burnet