Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders has been named winner of the 2017 Man Booker Prize.
‘The form and style of this utterly original novel, reveals a witty, intelligent, and deeply moving narrative.’
Lola, Baroness Young, Chair of judges
Lincoln in the Bardo is the first full-length novel from George Saunders, internationally renowned short story writer.
The 58-year-old New York resident, born in Texas, is the second American author to win the prize in its 49-year history.
Lincoln in the Bardo focuses on a single night in the life of Abraham Lincoln: an actual moment in 1862 when the body of his 11-year-old son was laid to rest in a Washington cemetery.