Paul Beatty Wins Booker Prize

IAS Prelims 2023

Paul Beatty has become the first US author to win the Man Booker Prize.

He won the award for his racial satire, ‘The Sellout’ at a ceremony in London’s Guildhall.

The novel tells the story of a young black man who tries to reinstate slavery and racial segregation in a suburb of Los Angeles.

Amanda Foreman, Chair of the Judges, said the book managed to eviscerate every social taboo.

The Booker Prize is a literary prize awarded each year for the best original novel, written in the English language, and published in the UK.