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2016 Man Booker Prize Winner is The Sellout by Paul Beatty


2016 Man Booker Prize Shortlist

The shortlist for this year’s Man Booker Prize has been announced. The shortlisted titles are highlighted below:

Paul Beatty (US) – The Sellout
J.M. Coetzee (South African-Australian) – The Schooldays of Jesus
A.L. Kennedy (UK) – Serious Sweet
Deborah Levy (UK) – Hot Milk
Graeme Macrae Burnet (UK) – His Bloody Project
Ian McGuire (UK) – The North Water
David Means (US) – Hystopia
Wyl Menmuir (UK) -The Many
Ottessa Moshfegh (US) – Eileen
Virginia Reeves (US) – Work Like Any Other
Elizabeth Strout (US) – My Name Is Lucy Barton
David Szalay (Canada-UK) – All That Man Is
Madeleine Thien (Canada) – Do Not Say We Have Nothing

2016 Miles Franklin Award

Black Rock White City by A.S Patric has won the 2016 Miles Franklin Award. The full shortlist is:
Hope Farm by Peggy Frew
Leap by Myfanwy Jones
Black Rock White City by A.S Patric
Salt Creek by Lucy Treloar
The Natural Way of Things by Charlotte Wood

2016 Vogel Award

The Memory Artist by Katherine Brabon has won the 2016 Vogel Award.

2016 Pulitzer Prize

The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen has won the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. For details click here.

2016 Man Booker International Prize

The Vegetarian by Han Kang has won the 2016 Man Booker International Prize

2016 Stella Prize

The Natural Way of Things by Charlotte Wood has won the 2016 Stella Prize.

June 21, 2014

The UK Spectator has finally recognized The Lane Bookshop as a place frequented by great Australian novelists. In a review of The House of Fiction by Susan Swingler, James McNamara, a sometime worker at the bookshop, refers to the shop as a salon where great literary debates were held and seemingly very little work. You can read the article here.

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