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The FIRST Northern Irish Author To Win Man Booker Prize

Anna Burns has emerged as the first Northern Irish author to win the 2018 Man Booker Prize for her novel called ‘Milkman’.

The FIRST Northern Irish Author To Win Man Booker Prize
The FIRST Northern Irish Author To Win Man Booker Prize

Anna Burns has become the first Northern Irish author to win the 2018 Man Booker Prize for her novel called ‘Milkman‘, which is her third full-length novel. She earned the £50,000 award.

The book is about 18-year-old young women, known as “middle sister”, who is sexually harassed by an older powerful man, called the “milkman”.

Reacting to the content of the book, the judging panel chairman said, “none of us has ever read anything like this before.”

After the ceremony, Graywolf Press announced that it will publish “Milkman” in the United States on December 11, 2018.

Burns’ very first book, ‘No Bones’ won the 2001 Winifred Holtby Memorial Prize presented by the Royal Society of Literature for the Best regional novel of the year in the United Kingdom and Ireland.

Her second book, Little Constructions, was published in 2007 and the novel is a darkly comic and ironic tale centered on a woman from a tightly-knit family of criminals on a mission of retribution.