The fiction prize went to C.E. Morgan for The Sport of Kings, the nonfiction winner was Susan Faludi for her memoir In the Darkroom, and young readers’ literature author Jason Reynolds for his book, As Brave as You.
Paul Beatty won the British literary award for his novel The Sellout. This is the first time the British prize has been awarded to an American author since it was opened up to non-UK writers three years ago.
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Heywood Hill, a bookshop in London, is holding a competition to win a free, newly published hardcover book every month for the rest of the lucky winner’s life. The contest is open to readers all across the globe until October 31st.