Paul Beatty wins Man Booker prize for ‘The Sellout’

The books losing out on the prize were 'Eileen' by... more

(Above) Winner of the 2016 Man Booker Prize Paul Beatty poses with his novel ‘The Sellout’ at The Guildhall on Tuesday in London. ‘The Sellout’, a biting satire on race relations in the US, is the 54-year-old’s fourth novel. Beatty is also the first American to win the prestigious award. Photos: John Phillips/Reuters
1/7(Above) Winner of the 2016 Man Booker Prize Paul Beatty poses with his novel ‘The Sellout’ at The Guildhall on Tuesday in London. ‘The Sellout’, a biting satire on race relations in the US, is the 54-year-old’s fourth novel. Beatty is also the first American to win the prestigious award. Photos: John Phillips/Reuters
Deborah Levy, whose ‘Hot Milk’ was in the final six this year, has been on the longlist before for ‘Swimming Home’ in 2012.
2/7Deborah Levy, whose ‘Hot Milk’ was in the final six this year, has been on the longlist before for ‘Swimming Home’ in 2012.
Sales for all six books which was shortlisted for the Booker prize have already increased significantly, particularly for Graeme Macrae Burnet’s ‘His Bloody Project’.
3/7Sales for all six books which was shortlisted for the Booker prize have already increased significantly, particularly for Graeme Macrae Burnet’s ‘His Bloody Project’.
Ottessa Moshfegh’s debut novel ‘Eileen’ was also in the final six.
4/7Ottessa Moshfegh’s debut novel ‘Eileen’ was also in the final six.
David Szalay whose collection of short stories, ‘All That Man Is’, was short listed for the Man Booker Prize 2016, posing with his book in London, on Monday.
5/7David Szalay whose collection of short stories, ‘All That Man Is’, was short listed for the Man Booker Prize 2016, posing with his book in London, on Monday.
Madeleine Thien’s ‘Do Not Say We Have Nothing’ which was shortlisted, earlier in the year won the Governor General’s Award for English-language fiction and the Scotiabank Giller Prize.
6/7Madeleine Thien’s ‘Do Not Say We Have Nothing’ which was shortlisted, earlier in the year won the Governor General’s Award for English-language fiction and the Scotiabank Giller Prize.
Paul Beatty (above left), winner of Man Booker 2016, along with the five other authors who were shortlisted for the literary prize in London, on Monday.
7/7Paul Beatty (above left), winner of Man Booker 2016, along with the five other authors who were shortlisted for the literary prize in London, on Monday.
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