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Double Booker Prize breaks rules and makes history

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Bernardine Evaristo, the first black woman to win the award since it started in 1969, shares the prize with Margaret Atwood.

The judges of the 2019 Booker Prize for Fiction surprised the world this morning (Monday evening UK time) when they announced that they were flouting the rules to award the prize to two authors: British writer Bernardine Evaristo for Girl, Woman, Other and Canadian writer Margaret Atwood for The Testaments – the sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale.

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