Saunders wins Man Booker 2017

18 October 2017

The 2017 Man Booker Prize has been won by US author George Saunders for his debut novel “Lincoln in the Bardo”. This is the second year in a row that a US Author has won the prize after Paul Beatty’s success last year with “The Sellout”.
Quoted in the Guardian on receiving the award Saunders said  “In the US we’re hearing a lot about the need to protect culture. Well this tonight is culture, it is international culture, it is compassionate culture, it is activist culture. It is a room full of believers in the word, in beauty and ambiguity and in trying to see the other person’s point of view, even when that is hard.”  Read more about the win here