Winner of the 2016 Man Booker Prize for his novel 'The Sellout', Paul Beatty speaks on stage at the 2016 Man Booker Prize at The Guildhall in London, England. Photo: Reuters

Paul Beatty becomes first US author to win Man Booker Prize, beating former Hong Kong academic Madeleine Thien

Winning novel The Sellout paints a deeply funny and unsettling portrait of the contemporary United States

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Winner of the 2016 Man Booker Prize for his novel 'The Sellout', Paul Beatty speaks on stage at the 2016 Man Booker Prize at The Guildhall in London, England. Photo: Reuters
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