Scottish writer Douglas Stuart, based in New York, received the 2020 Booker Prize for his debut novel Shaggy Bain on Thursday. Glasgow has a backdrop in the story of ‘Shaggy Bain’. Indian-origin writer Avni Doshi’s first novel ‘Burnant Sugar’, also based in Dubai, was also named in this category. A total of six people were named novels.
Douglas Stuart’s journey so far
On this occasion, Stuart said, “I can’t believe it. Shaggy is a fictional book, but writing the book was very good for me. ”He said that he had dedicated this book to his mother. The 44-year-old writer was 16 when his mother died due to excessive drinking. After graduating from London’s ‘Royal College of Art in London’, he moved to New York to pursue a career in ‘Fashion Design’.
Former President Barack Obama also expressed views
The ‘Booker Prize 2020’ ceremony was broadcast from London’s ‘Roundhouse’ in the wake of the Corona virus. All six nominated authors attended the ceremony through a special screen. On this occasion, former US President Barack Obama also expressed his views on the Booker Award-winning novels.
These authors have also received the Booker Prize
Let us tell you that the Booker Prize is given every year for an original English novel written by a Commonwealth or a citizen of Ireland. In 2008, this prize was given to Indian writer Arvind Adig. At the same time, VS Naipaul, Arundhati Roy, Salman Rushdie and Kiran Desai have also received this award.
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