Richard Flanagan's wartime love story wins Booker
October 15 , 2014
Richard Flanagan has won this year’s Man Booker Prize for The Narrow Road to the Deep North, a wartime novel, as per media reports.
The 53-year-old Australian author’s novel is set in the backdrop of the building of the Thailand-Burma Death Railway during World War 2.
The judges of the prestigious £50,000 prize described it as a “remarkable love story” and a tale of “human suffering and comradeship.” The story is written “in prose of extraordinary elegance and force,” the judges said in a statement.
Tasmania-born Flanagan is the third author from Australia to win the Man Booker Prize.