Booker Announced

Last year it was Monica Ali’s Brick Lane, this year it’s David Mitchell’s Cloud Atlas. The most buzzed-about book for the Booker Prize lost to the quiet The Line of Beauty. Alan Hollinghurst’s novel is said to be the first winner to ever feature a gay man as the main character. Here’s a Guardian piece about it. The Scotsman asks whether the novel earned its win. (Their answer: Yes.) And some more details from the awards, courtesy of the BBC.