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Philip Roth wins Man Booker International Prize

Philip Roth wins Man Booker International Prize

Philip Roth has won the Man Booker International Prize recognizing a novelist's body of work.
The American author whose career spans 50 years and includes a Pulitzer Prize in 1998 and the controversial novel "Portnoy's Complaint" was awarded the $100,000 prize on Wednesday in Sydney.
The Man Booker International Prize is awarded every two years to a living writer for overall contribution to fiction. It is connected to but separate from the better-known Man Booker Prize for Fiction, which is awarded each year for a specific book.
Roth beat 12 other short-listed authors, including Britain's John le Carre, Australia's David Malouf and Indian-born Canadian Rohinton Mistry.
The prize will be officially presented at a dinner in London in June.


Updated : 2021-03-09 16:42 GMT+08:00