Northern Irish writer Anna Burns wins 2018 Booker Prize for 'Milkman'
Updated : October 17, 2018 01:25 PM IST
Burns, 56, who was born in Belfast, is the 17th woman to bag the award in its 49-year history and the first woman since 2013. It was her third novel.
'Milkman', a coming of age story of a young woman's affair with a married man set in the political troubles of Northern Ireland, was named the winner at a lavish awards ceremony here on Tuesday night.
Burns, who lives in East Sussex in England, saw off competition from two British writers, two American writers and one Canadian writer.
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