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The Duchess of Cornwall presents the Man Booker Prize for Fiction 2016

25th October 2016

The Duchess of Cornwall presents the Man Booker Prize for Fiction 2016

The Duchess of Cornwall presents the Man Booker Prize for Fiction 2016

The Duchess of Cornwall presented the Man Booker Prize for Fiction 2016 tonight at a special ceremony in Guildhall, London.

US author Paul Beatty received the acclaimed award for his novel The Sellout. His novel tells the story of a young black man who tries to reinstate slavery and racial segregation in a suburb of Los Angeles.

First awarded in 1969, the Man Booker Prize is recognised as the leading award for high quality literary fiction written in English. 

This was the fourth time The Duchess has presented the Man Booker Prize. This year's shortlisted titles and authors were: The Sellout by Paul Beatty, Hot Milk by Deborah Levy, His Bloody Project by Graeme Macrae Burnet, All That Man Is by David Szalay and Do Not Say We Have Nothing by Madeleine Thien. 

Her Royal Highness is an avid reader and undertakes a number of engagements to promote the importance of supporting literacy both to children and adults alike. The Duchess is Patron of organisations including The National Literacy Trust, Book Trust, The Wicked Young Writers Award, Beanstalk and First Story.