Waterstones are proud to announce...
The Man Booker Prize For Fiction 2018 Winner:
It is our pleasure this evening to confirm the highly regarded, Belfast-born author Anna Burns as winner of the Man Booker Prize 2018, awarded for her fourth novel Milkman.‘None of us has ever read anything like this before.
Anna Burns’ utterly distinctive voice challenges conventional thinking and form in surprising and immersive prose.’Kwame Anthony Appiah, Chair of judgesSet in a thinly-disguised Troubles-era Belfast, Anna Burns’ novel focuses on its nameless, 18-year-old narrator and her affair with the sinister ‘Milkman’, a much older married man allied with the paramilitaries. ‘While Milkman is a work of timely universality, it is also a distinctly Irish novel,’ observes the New Statesman, ‘a darkly mirthful satire with a twist of Beckettian melancholy and an anarchic touch of Swift.’
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