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America and the Man Booker Prize

Richard-FlanaganLast night, the winner of the Man Booker Prize for Fiction 2014 was revealed to be Richard Flanagan’s The Narrow Road to the Deep North. Flanagan’s novel has been described as a ‘remarkable love story as well as a story about human suffering and comradeship’ by A.C. Grayling, the chair of the judges. It is ‘a novel of the cruelty of war, and tenuousness of life and the impossibility of love.’ It is many things, but it is not American. Continue reading