Paul Beatty wins first Booker Prize for US

China Daily (Canada) - - ACROSS AMERICAS - By AS­SO­CI­ATED PRESS

Paul Beatty’s The Sell­out, a sting­ing satire of race and class in the United States that has drawn com­par­isons to Richard Pryor and Mark Twain, won the Man Booker Prize on Tues­day, the first time an Amer­i­can has taken the pres­ti­gious fic­tion award.

Judges said Beatty’s provoca­tive book was a satire to rank with the clas­sics, and as timely as the evening news.

ALAS­TAIR GRANT / AS­SO­CI­ATED PRESS

Paul Beatty and his prize-win­ner TheSell­out

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