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Monday, 09 July 2018 - 13:58
Sri Lankan born Canadian, Michael Ondaatje wins Golden Man Booker Prize
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“The English Patient,” the wartime love story by Sri Lankan born Canadian, Michael Ondaatje, won the Golden Man Booker Prize last night, in London.
 
The one-off award voted for by the public, commemorates the 50th anniversary of the Man Booker prize.
 
The shortlist of five novels was selected by a panel of judges from the 51 previous winners of the Man Booker, which honors the best novels written in English and published in Britain or Ireland.
 
“The English Patient is a compelling work of fiction — both poetic and philosophical,” Baroness Helena Kennedy, chair of the Booker Prize Foundation, said in a statement.
 
“As we celebrate the prize’s 50th anniversary, it’s a testament to the impact and legacy of the Man Booker Prize that all of the winning books are still in print.”
 
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