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Wednesday, 15 October 2014
Man Booker Prize Winner 2014
Anyways onto the 2014 winner, and one close to home, Richard Flanagan's "The Narrow Road to the Deep North".
The judges said:
"The two great themes from the origin of literature are love and war: this is a magnificent novel of love and war. Written in a prose of extraordinary elegance and force, it bridges East and West, past and present, with a story of guilt and heroism.
This is the book that Richard Flanagan was born to write".
Congratulations to the third Australian to win the award (Peter Carey for "Oscar & Lucinda" and "The True History of the Kelly Gang" and Thomas Kenneally for "Schindler's Ark")
Press release is available at http://www.themanbookerprize.com/press-releases/narrow-road-deep-north-wins-2014-man-booker-prize