Man Booker Prize awarded to Anna Burns
Milkman by Anna Burns
- Canadian release scheduled for January 2019
The winner of 2018's Man Booker Prize was announced on October 16 at a gala in London, England. The winning novel is Milkman by Anna Burns. Set in Belfast during the Troubles, the novel tells the story of a young girl and her relationship with a senior paramilitary officer.
2018 was a noteworthy year for the award. Sabrina by Nick Drnaso became the first graphic novel to be included in the longlist. A mainstream crime novel--Snap by Belinda Bauer--was also on the longlist. The Long Take by Robin Robertson, described by Holly Baxter in The Independent as an "epic-poem-slash-unconventional-novel-slash-film-noir-on-paper" was another unconventional choice that was selected as a finalist.
Other finalists were:
Everything Under by Daisy Johnson
The Long Take by Robin Robertson
The Mars Room by Rachel Kushner
The Overstory by Richard Powers
Washington Black by Esi Edugyan