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MILKMAN Anna Burns I didn’t know much about Northern Ireland before I left home in 1972.  There was one shopping trip to Belfast on the train.  I bought a purple and black maxi coat that looked like a woolen dressing gown. I had it for years and I can’t think why I gave it away.Read more..

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Anna Burns Wins Man Booker Prize Novelist Anna Burns won the 2018 Man Booker Prize for her third book, Milkman. Burns is the first writer from Northern Ireland to ever win the award, and the first woman since 2013 to do so. The experimental novel takes place in Northern Ireland during the Troubles, the armedRead more..

Man Booker Opens Up to Irish Publishers

The Man Booker Prize, a prestigious literary award with a cash prize of £50,000, which each year honors the best original novel written in English and published in the U.K., has expanded its parameters to include books by Irish publishers. Until this year, Irish publishers were not allowed to enter books for this prestigious prize.Read more..