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Paul Beatty becomes first American to win Man Booker Prize

Updated: Oct 26, 2016 12:34 IST

London [United Kingdom], Oct. 26 (ANI): Paul Beatty has become the first US author to win the Man Booker Prize.

He won the award for his racial satire, 'The Sellout' at a ceremony in London's Guildhall yesterday.

The novel tells the story of a young black man who tries to reinstate slavery and racial segregation in a suburb of Los Angeles.

Amanda Foreman, Chair of the Judges, said the book managed to eviscerate every social taboo.

The Man Booker Prize is a literary prize awarded each year for the best original novel, written in the English language, and published in the United Kingdom. (ANI)