Obama Reveals His 2019 Reading List

Obama Reveals His 2019 Reading List

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Every December, former US president Barack Obama reveals his reading list, a compilation of books that stood out to him that year. Obama is known for reading voraciously and widely, so his reading list is always an interesting read in itself. This year Irish author Sally Rooney’s hit novel Normal People appeared alongside Bernadine Evaristo’s Man Book Prize-winning book Girl, Woman, Other as well as non-fiction titles such as Furious Hours: Murder, Fraud, and the Last Trial of Harper Lee by Casey Cep and Trick Mirror: Reflections on Self-Delusion by Jia Tolentino. Check out his full list below!       The Age …

Atwood and Evaristo Both Win Booker Prize

Atwood and Evaristo Both Win Booker Prize

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The Booker Prize judges “explicitly flouted” the rules of the prize, choosing two winners for the first time in more than 25 years. Margaret Atwood and Bernadine Evaristo. At 79 years old, Atwood is the oldest writer to ever receive the prize. Even more exciting, Bernadine Evaristo is the first black woman to win the Booker Prize since it began in 1969.   With Bernadine Evaristo ⁦@TheBookerPrizes⁩ ., happy co-winners! pic.twitter.com/uq144cFIaN — Margaret E. Atwood (@MargaretAtwood) October 14, 2019   After five hours with the prize’s jury, the judges emerged to announce they had been unable to select just one …