George Saunders wins 2017 Man Booker Prize

 

The American short story writer George Saunders has won the Man Booker prize for his first full-length novel, ‘Lincoln in the Bardo’. The book tells the story of Abraham Lincoln’s grief after the death of his young son, and his visits to his tomb.

Saunders is the second American in a row to win the Booker prize, after last year’s winner Paul Beatty. ‘Lincoln in the Bardo’ is the first novel by the 58-year-old Saunders.

Saunders was awarded the prize by Prince Charles’ wife, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, during a ceremony at London’s medieval Guildhall.