Thursday, July 10, 2008

Rushdie's Midnight's Children Wins Best of the Booker

Capturing 36% of the popular vote, Salman Rusdie's Midnight's Children beat the five other shortlisted titles to win the Best of the Booker. The Best of the Booker is described on the Man Booker Prize website as "a one-off celebratory award to mark the 40th anniversary of the Booker Prize." Not only did Midnight's Children win the Booker Prize in 1981, it also won the Booker of the Bookers, the one-off award marking the 25th anniversary of the Booker Prize, in 1993. See the full news story here.

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