Man Booker Prize 2016

Paul Beatty, an American author has won this year’s Man Booker Prize for his novel Sellout. Beatty becomes the first American to win this coveted prize.

The novel is in fact a satire on US racial politics and has propelled the author to literary fame. He has been compared to Mark Twain and Johnathan Swift for the calibre of his writing.

He beat off competition from writers such as Madeleine Thein and Deborah Levy.