Man Booker Prize Winner Revealed

Milkman by Anna Burns was announced yesterday as the winner of the 2018 Man Booker Prize.As reported at The New York Times:

The Booker’s judges cited Ms. Burns’s use of dark humor to explore weighty themes like the perils of tribalism, state-sponsored terrorism, social division and the ways that sexual and political oppression often overlap.

“None of us had ever read anything like this before,” the writer and philosopher Kwame Anthony Appiah, chair of this year’s judges, said in a statement. “It is a story of brutality, sexual encroachment and resistance threaded with mordant humor.”

The novel unfolds in an unnamed city during “the Troubles,” a prolonged civil conflict in Northern Ireland that gave rise to sectarian violence and guerrilla warfare. Against the background of this turbulent epoch, with the constant threat of car bombs and riots, the narrator deals with a menacing stalker, who is known only as Milkman, though he doesn’t deliver milk.”

Milkman was published in the UK by the publisher, Faber & Faber and the independent publisher Graywolf Press will release the novel in the United States in December.

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I was born and raised in New York. I still live in New York but kind of sick of the city and one day I wish to move to the UK.I have a Masters degree in Library Science and I currently work in a special collections library. I loved books ever since I was a little girl. Through the hard times in my life, my love for books has always gotten me through. Just entering another world different from my own intrigues me. As long as I am entering in another universe, I like to create my own as well. I love to write and hopefully I will be able to complete a novel.

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