American Paul Beatty became the winner of the Booker prize

LONDON, 26 Oct RIA Novosti, Maria Tobacco. American Paul Beatty social novel, “Sale” became the winner of the British Booker prize in 2016.

The name of the winner named at a ceremony Tuesday night in London.

Candidates for the victory were compatriot Beatty Attessa Mosheh with the psychological novel “Eileen”, the Briton Deborah levy’s book, “Hot milk”, exploring issues of the relationship between mother and daughter, Briton Graham McRae the Bourne court novel “dirty It up”, canadian Madeleine Thien family Saga “don’t tell me we have nothing”, which is set in revolutionary China, and the canadian-British writer David Shalaj with the book “All that is man”, the title of which speaks for itself.

The prize, awarded since 1969, previously awarded only to citizens of Britain, Ireland and British Commonwealth countries. In 2014, the first time the competition was open to English language writers of any nationality whose books are published in the UK.