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Booker Prize 2023

Why is it in the news?

  • In a literary triumph, Paul Lynch secured the Booker Prize 2023 with “Prophet Song,” surpassing Chetna Maroo’s debut work, “Western Lane”.


About “Prophet Song”

  • Based on the unrest in western democracies, refugee crisis, and the impact of modern chaos.
  • Narrates the terrifying plight of a woman striving to protect her family in an Ireland descending into totalitarianism.


·       Previous Winner (2022): Shehan Karunatilaka for “The Seven Moons of Maali Almeida.”


About the Booker Prize

  • Founded in the UK in 1969.
  • Initially awarded to Commonwealth writers, it now includes a global scope and is open to anyone, regardless of origin.
  • The selected novel must be written in the English language, published in the United Kingdom and Ireland.
  • The winning book is expected to resonate with contemporary themes and possess enduring qualities, placing it among esteemed literary works.

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