American author Paul Beatty has won this year’s ManBooker Prize for his novel The Sellout. It is a satirical novel about a young black man who tries to reinstate slavery and segregation in a local high school on the outskirts of Los Angeles. This is the first time an American author has won the prize. Beatty receives £50,000 in prize money.
We have a selection of past Man Booker prizewinning and shortlisted novels available to borrow from the War Memorial Library.