Named the five best books of the last half century
MOSCOW, may 27 — RIA Novosti. A special jury of the Booker prize have selected the best of the authors honored with this award since its inception, reports the Toronto Star.
The final list included five books, one winner from each of the decades since 1969, when he was awarded the first Booker. Among them “the English patient” (award 1992) canadian Michael Ondaatje, “Wolf hall” a Brit, Hilary Mantel (2009, 2012) and “Moon tiger” (1987) her compatriot Penelope lively, “Lincoln in the Bardo” American George Saunders (2017) and “In a free state” (1971) of the Indian Vidyadhara Napola.
The winner will be determined by open vote. The results will be announced on 8 June.
Booker prize was “born” in 1968, but has been awarded since 1969. The first winner was the British writers Percy Howard Newby’s novel “it will have to answer.” Over the years, the finalists of the prize was iris Murdoch, Salman Rushdie, Kazuo Ishiguro, William Golding.
Until 2014, the prize — 50 thousand pounds — could be obtained only by citizens of the UK, Ireland and British Commonwealth countries. Now for the award eligible writers from any country, provided that the novel was written in English and published by the official publisher in the UK in the year of award.