Paul Beatty Becomes First American To Win Man Booker Prize
The American author’s win was announced at a ceremony at London’s Guildhall on Tuesday.
Picking up the £50,000 prize from the Duchess of Cornwall, Beatty, 54, was clearly overwhelmed with emotion and struggled for words as he began his acceptance speech.
“I hate writing,” he admitted later in the speech.
“This is a hard book,” he went on. “It was a hard for me to write, I know it’s hard to read. Everyone’s coming at it from different angles.”
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