Margaret Atwood AND Bernardine Evaristo Win the 2019 Booker Prize

In a historic decision made yesterday afternoon, the 2019 Booker Prize judges awarded the coveted literary prize to two finalists: Margaret Atwood, for her long-awaited and deeply poignant sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale, The Testaments; and Bernardine Evaristo, for her novel, Girl, Woman, Other, which exquisitely narrates the lives and backgrounds of 12 Black women living in Britain. Congrats to both authors for this well-deserved honor.

For more on this year’s Booker Prize, be sure to check out our longlist and shortlist posts, too.

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Michael Ruzicka, Office Manager, was raised in suburban Los Angeles, received a BA in Creative Writing/Poetry at UC Santa Cruz, then moved to Birmingham, AL, where he spent five years owning an independent bookstore and earned an MLIS. He has brought his librarian skills to Vanderbilt’s Television News Archive, Battle Ground Academy, The Museum of Contemporary Art-Chicago, and the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Michael is very excited to be a part of Booklist and call Chicago his home.

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