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The Man Booker Prize 2017 winner announced

October 18, 2017 | by SRB

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.

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