ANNA BURNS FROM NORTHERN IRELAND WINS MAN-BOOKER

Oct 16, 2018

By Michael Kramer

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Anna Burns has won the prestigious Man Booker prize for fiction with Milkman – described as a vibrant, violent story about men, women, power and conflict – set during Northern Ireland’s years of Catholic-Protestant violence.

Burns is the first writer from Northern Ireland to win the $66,000 prize – open to English-language authors from around the world. She received her trophy from Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, during a black-tie ceremony Tuesday at London’s medieval Guildhall.

Burns beat two other British writers, two Americans and Canadian Esi Edugyan for Washington Black – the saga of an escaped slave.

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