About Paul Beatty :
About the book "The Sellout" :
- The novel takes place in and around Los Angeles and concerns a protagonist who grows artisanal marijuana and watermelons.
Beatty has stated his motivation for writing the novel was that "hewas broke".
About Man Booker Prize 2016
- First Awarded in : 1969
- This prize carries a top cash award of ₤50,000 ($76,000)
- Last year's winner : Marlon James (Jamaica) for his book “A Brief History of Seven Killings"
- Note : The award, which was open to only Commonwealth, Irish, and Zimbabwean citizens earlier, widened to all English language novels in 2013.
This year's Shortlisted Authors for Man Booker Prize 2016
- Paul Beatty (US) - The Sellout [winner]
- Deborah Levy (UK) - Hot Milk
- Graeme Macrae Burnet (UK) - His Bloody Project
- Ottessa Moshfegh (US) – Eileen
- David Szalay (Canada-UK) - All That Man Is
- Madeleine Thien (Canada) - Do Not Say We Have Nothing
Important Note :Don't be confused between Man Booker International Prize and Man Booker Prize. Both are different. You can check complete details about these two prizes and their differences from here.
Recent Winners :
- Man Booker International Prize 2016 : South Korean author Han Kang has won the Man Booker International Prize on 19th May 2016 for her novel 'The Vegetarian'.
- Man Booker Prize 2016 : Paul Beatty (US) has won the Man Booker Prize for the year 2016 for his book "The Sellout".