Scottish writer Douglas Stewart won the Booker Prize for his debut novel, Shaggie Bane. This is reported on the website The booker prize November 19th.
Stewart won the 2020 Booker Prize for Literature.
His novel is based on the writer’s childhood memories, and tells the story of a child growing up in a disadvantaged area of Glasgow in the 1980s.
Stewart noted that he became the second Scottish author whose book was awarded the Booker Prize. In an interview BBC he said that this means that he thinks a lot about the voices of the regions, about the stories of the working class, and thanked for the award.
Earlier, on September 30, it was reported that the presentation of the Booker Prize was postponed due to the release of Barack Obama’s book A Promised Land. Obama announced the release of his memoirs on November 17. The 768-page edition will be the first of two volumes of the autobiography of the former head of the White House.
On August 26, it became known that the writer from the Netherlands Marika Lucas Reineveld won the international Booker Prize for the novel Awkward Evening.
The International Booker Prize is awarded annually for achievements in the field of literature. The winner can be the author of any book that has been translated into English and published in the UK or Ireland.