Richard Flanagan wins Man Booker Prize

booker prizeAustralian author Richard Flanagan has won Man Booker Prize, 2014 for his wartime novel “The Narrow Road to the Deep North”. Flanagan’s novel is set during the construction of the Thailand Burma Death Railway in World War II.

The Man Booker Prize for Fiction is a literary prize awarded each year for the best original novel, written in the English language, and published in the UK.

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It was announced as the winner last night at London’s Guildhall. This was the first year that the Man Booker prize had been open to all authors writing in English, regardless of nationality.

The writer will receive 50,000 pounds as the prize money.

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