Anna Burns wins Man Booker prize for ‘incredibly original’ Milkman


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Judges unanimous in choice of Northern Irish winner for ‘utterly distinctive’ Troubles-era novel

Anna Burns has become the first Northern Irish author to win the Man Booker prize, taking the £50,000 award for Milkman, her timely, Troubles-set novel about a young woman being sexually harassed by a powerful man.

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