Declared the winner of the Booker prize-2017

George Saunders

American writer George Saunders was the winner of the Booker prize with the novel “Lincoln in the Bardo” (Lincoln in the Bardo). This was reported on the official website of the award.

The book tells about the US President Abraham Lincoln, visiting the grave of his son. In the story, he is in the border of the spiritual state of Bardo as described in Buddhism, and leads the conversation with the dead.

Saunders already six times was nominated for this award. In addition to the cash prize of 50 thousand British pounds sterling (approximately 66 thousand dollars), the writer will receive worldwide fame. So, sales won last year’s novel, “Sale” Paul Beaty, the following will confer after the presentation of awards grew by 658 percent, notes TASS.