The 2023 International Booker Prize has been awarded: Irish author Paul Lynch won the Booker Prize on Sunday for a "soul-stirring" novel.
The 2023 International Booker Prize has been awarded: The book has been called a "soul-stirring" novel about one woman's struggle to protect her family.
The author of the book, "Prophet Song", set in a dystopian Dublin, was honored with a 50,000 pound ($63,000) literary prize at a ceremony in London.
Canadian author Esi Edugyan, who chaired the judging panel at the event, said the book was "a triumph of emotional storytelling, courage and bravery" in which Lynch
His book won the U.S. It won bestselling awards in the U.S. and was selected out of 163 novels submitted by publishers. And became the first winner by defeating five other finalists from Canada.
"This was not an easy book to write," Paul Lynch said after winning the Booker Trophy. “The rational part of me believed that I was ruining my career by writing this novel.
AC Edugyan, a judge sitting in the judging seat, described the winning book as 'soul-shattering and affirming' and said readers 'will always remember its caution.'
Declared by one survey as 'an essential book for our present circumstances', The Prophet's Tune perhaps captures the greatest social and political nerves of our age,
Paul Lynch said of the book, 'The Prophet's Tune is an attempt at radical compassion, imperfectly. You will not be bored at all while reading this book.
When you read this book you will understand everything. I wanted to develop the understanding of the readers so much that by the end of the book they are not only aware.
Lynch is the fifth Irish author to win the Booker Prize, after Iris Murdoch, John Banville, Roddy Doyle and Anne Enright. Many congratulations to Paul Lynch