Points to Remember:
- Judges tore up the rule book, awarding the prestigious Booker Prize for Fiction jointly to Canadian author Margaret Atwood for ‘The Testaments’ and Anglo-Nigerian author Bernardine Evaristo for ‘Girl, Woman, Other’.
- Atwood becomes only the second female author to win the award twice, sharing the £50,000 ($62,800, 60,000 euros) prize at the 50th anniversary ceremony at London’s Guildhall.
- The award has been shared twice before, in 1974 and 1997, when the rules were changed to supposedly prevent it from happening again.
About Booker Prize:
- Awarded for: Best original novel, written in the English language, and published in the UK and Ireland
- Location: Guildhall, London, England
- Presented by: Man Group (until 31 May 2019), Crankstart (effective 01 June 2019)
- First awarded: 1969 (as Booker–McConnell Prize)
Important Possible questions based on above News:
- Which two female author have jointly won the Booker Prize for Fiction 2019 in London? Margaret Atwood and Bernardine Evaristo
- Who recently became the second female author to win the Booker Prize twice? Margaret Atwood
- Booker Prize 2019 was given for which two books? ‘The Testaments’ & ‘Girl, Woman, Other’