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who be­came the first Amer­i­can au­thor to win the £50,000 Man Booker Prize with The Sell­out, a satire about a dis­af­fected African Amer­i­can who tries to re­in­state slav­ery and racial seg­re­ga­tion in a sub­urb of Los An­ge­les. Amanda Fore­man, chair of the judg­ing panel, praised the ex­ple­tive-laden book for man­ag­ing to “evis­cer­ate ev­ery so­cial taboo”.

the sil­ver­back go­rilla, which – it emerged – man­aged to down five litres of undi­luted black­cur­rant squash dur­ing his brief bid for free­dom. Kum­buka sent London Zoo into lock­down when he got out of his en­clo­sure, and into a keeper’s area.

with news that Ox­ford Univer­sity Press plans to credit him as a co-writer on three Shake­speare plays. The pub­lisher said that the drama­tist’s con­tri­bu­tion to the Henry VI plays had been ver­i­fied “clearly enough”.

Paul Beatty, Kum­buka, Christopher Mar­lowe,

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