Irish writer Paul Lynch has won the 2023 Booker Prize for his book Prophet song. The announcement was made on Sunday at a ceremony held in London.
The 46-year-old author has four published works and, according to testimony, wrote himself Hey location of the award, the latter taking four years to complete. The events take place in Ireland on the verge of tyranny and with society collapsing. The story begins with the protagonist, a scientist, receiving a visit from secret police agents.
“From the first knock on the door, Prophet song “It forces us out of our complacency as we follow one woman’s terrifying struggle to protect her family in an Ireland descending into totalitarianism,” said jury president Essie Edugyan, a two-time finalist for the award. Of emotional, bold and engaging storytelling.”
At the ceremony, Lynch said he wants readers to understand inclusivity through extreme realism. “I wanted to take the reader’s immersion to a point where they not only know this problem, but feel it by the end of the book,” he said.
“Readers will encounter [o livro] Timely and unforgettable. “It is a remarkable achievement that a writer can capture the social and political concerns of our time in such a powerful way.” location From poker.
Paul Lynch is the fifth author to win the Booker Prize, after Iris Murdoch, John Banville, Roddy Doyle and Anne Enright. Northern Irish writer Anna Burns won the 2018 award.
Two of Lynch’s previous works, beauty that it Black iceIt had already been awarded in other forums, but this was the first time a book of his had been awarded the prize Shortlist The Booker Prize, which annually awards works published in the United Kingdom and Ireland. None of his books have been published in Portugal.
The head of the Canadian jury, Isi Edugyan, revealed that the selection Prophet song It was “not unanimous” among the jurors and the final decision was only made on Saturday, just days after Dublin was rocked by the stabbings of three children and violent riots.
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