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Monday, June 6, 2011

Fourth Man Booker International Prize winner announced

American author, Philip Roth, has been awarded the bi-annual Man Booker International Prize, recognising 'achievement in fiction on the world stage', at a special event at the Sydney Writer's Festival on May 18 2011. The 78 year old writer was first published in 1959, and won the Pulitzer Prize in 1997 for American Pastoral. His most recent novel, Nemesis, was published last year.