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Booker Prize 2023 Winner Announced

The Booker Prize 2023

Prophet Song, Paul Lynch’s ‘triumph of emotional storytelling’, wins the Booker Prize 2023

Prophet Song by Paul Lynch has been named the winner of the Booker Prize 2023. The author receives £50,000 and was presented with his trophy by Shehan Karunatilaka, the 2022 winner, at a ceremony held at Old Billingsgate, London on Sunday, November 26.

The event was hosted by Samira Ahmed and broadcast live as a special episode of BBC Radio 4 Front Row. It was also livestreamed in an hour-long YouTube programme, hosted by Jack Edwards and featuring interviews with special guests. The ceremony included a keynote speech delivered by Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, who was released from prison in Tehran last year and described the ways in which books had saved her when she was in solitary confinement. Read the full release at the Booker Prize web site.

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