Booker Prize 2019

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The English Faculty is delighted to congratulate novelist and poet Bernardine Evaristo on her Booker Prize win last night, alongside Canadian novelist Margaret Atwood. Students and other readers keen to find out more about Evaristo's work might like to consult the writersmakeworlds.com website, which features an interview, a reading and other resources on the writer. The site is based on an English Faculty and TORCH project 2016-18 in which Evaristo was one of our featured authors.

We extend warmest congratulations also to Margaret Atwood, author of The Handmaid's Tale and The Testaments, the 2019 co-winner. Atwood first won the Man Booker Prize for her novel The Blind Assassin in 2000. She gave the Clarendon lectures series in the Oxford English Faculty, published in 1993 as Strange Things: The Malevolent North in Canadian Literature.

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2019/oct/14/booker-prize-judges-break-the-rules-and-insist-on-joint-winners