This year’s prestigious Booker Award winners have been announced. Margit Atwood and Bernardine Evaristo have received this award jointly. Thirty years later this year, for the first time this award was jointly given to two people.
Bernardine Evaristo First black woman and first black British writer
Atwood received the award for her novel ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ and Eneristo for her novel ‘Girl, Women, Other’. She became the first black woman to win the Booker Prize as well as the first black British author.
Margaret Atwood aged writer
At the same time, Canadian writer Atwood (79) has become the aged writer to win this award. He has won the Booker Award earlier this year 2000. He was then awarded for ‘The Blind Assasin’. She is the second author to win the Booker Award twice and fourth overall.