Booker Prize 2019 jointly awarded to Margaret Atwood and Bernardine Evaristo for patriarchy-dismantling novels
Bernardine Evaristo is the first black woman to win the Booker Prize, while Atwood has previously won for 2000's The Blind Assassin.
An Orchestra of Minorities review: Chigozie Obioma delivers a contemporary Nigerian tragedy through Igbo cosmology
Chigozie Obioma, whose first novel, The Fishermen, was selected as a finalist for the Man Booker Prize in 2015, has made it back to the 2019 shortlist with his latest effort, An Orchestra of Minorities.
Booker Prize Shortlist 2019: Salman Rushdie, Margaret Atwood among authors nominated for literary honour
Former Booker winners Salman Rushdie and Margaret Atwood are in the running for the literary honour for Quichotte and The Testaments respectively.
Booker Prize Longlist 2019: Margaret Atwood, Salman Rushdie among those nominated for literary award
Also nominated for the Booker is Lucy Ellmann for Ducks, Newburyport which consists of a single sentence, a stream-of-consciousness written over a 1000 pages.