14 oktober 2019 | De schrijfsters Margaret Atwood en Bernardine Evaristo hebben beiden The Booker Prize 2019 gewonnen. Het prijzengeld van ruim 50.000 euro wordt gedeeld.
In a shock announcement, the judges of The 2019 Booker Prize for Fiction have tonight (Monday 14 October) awarded the prize to two authors: Margaret Atwood for The Testaments and Bernardine Evaristo for Girl, Woman, Other.
Margaret Atwood [wikipedia] has won the Booker Prize twice now, having won in 2000 with The Blind Assassin. She has been shortlisted for four further books: The Handmaid’s Tale (1986), Cat’s Eye (1989), Alias Grace (1996) and Oryx and Crake (2003).
Bernardine Evaristo [wikipedia] is the first black woman to be awarded the Booker Prize. Girl, Woman, Other, is her eighth book of fiction, which she has written alongside essays, drama and writing for BBC radio. Evaristo drew on aspects of the African diaspora, be it past, present, real of imagined, to inform the novel.
Genomineerd waren ook:
- Lucy Ellmann, Ducks, Newburyport (Galley Beggar Press)
- Chigozie Obioma, An Orchestra of Minorities (Little Brown)
- Salman Rushdie, Quichotte (Jonathan Cape)
- Elif Shafak, 10 Minutes 38 Seconds in This Strange World (Viking)