George Saunders wins Booker for fiction

The "unique" and "extraordinary" novel, " Lincoln in the Bardo," by noted American short story writer George Saunders that tells the story of Abraham Lincoln's grief after the death of his young son has been declared as the winner of 2017 Man Booker Prize for Fiction.
George Saunders wins Booker for fiction
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The "unique" and "extraordinary" novel, " Lincoln in the Bardo," by noted American short story writer George Saunders that tells the story of Abraham Lincoln's grief after the death of his young son has been declared as the winner of 2017 Man Booker Prize for Fiction.

Saunders' win was announced by Lola Baroness Young, the chair of the judging committee, at a dinner at London's Guildhall late on Tuesday night.

He was presented with a trophy by the Duchess of Cornwall and a 50,000 pounds cheque by Luke Ellis, Chief Executive of the Man Group.

Saunders also received a designer-bound edition of his book and a further 2,500 pounds for being shortlisted.

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