Black Writer Paul Beatty Becomes First American To Ever Win Man Booker £50,000 Prize

- By Bossip Staff


Paul Beatty Becomes First American To Win Man Booker Prize

Author Paul Beatty has become the first American to win the prestigious Man Book Prize for his jarring novel on race entitled, “The Sellout,” reports BBC World News.

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.”

Check out Beatty’s literary achievement at your local bookstore ASAP!


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