Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Troubles triumphs

The 'Lost' Man Booker Prize for 1970 has been awarded to 

J.G. Farrell for Troubles (Phoenix).
Farrell's relentlessly amusing novel received 38% of votes cast by the public at the official Man Booker Prize website - more than twice as many as any of the other shortlisted titles.

He becomes the third person to win the prize twice - although, had Troubles had been recognized at the time, he would have become the first when he won with The Siege of Krishnapur in 1973.

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