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Poland’s Olga Tokarczuk wins Man Booker Prize 2018: 10 interesting trivia about the prestigious award

The Man Booker Prize for Fiction is considered one of the most celebrated literary awards in the British culture. This year Poland’s Olga Tokarczuk won the prestigious honour. Read some interesting trivia associated with it here.

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Considered one of the most celebrated literary awards in the British culture, the Man Booker Prize for Fiction is awarded every year to the best original novel written in English language and published in the UK. From 2018, it has opened to Irish publishers as well. It started in 1969 and PH Newby was the first winner of Booker Prize in 1969 for 'Something to Answer For'. This year Poland’s Olga Tokarczuk has won the prestigious honour. Much like other awards, there are several interesting trivia associated with it. Here are some of them.(Designed by Rajan Sharma/The Indian Express)

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Anita Desai has still not won the Man Booker Prize. (Designed by Rajan Sharma/The Indian Express)

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Hillary Mantel has won The Man Booker Prize twice. (Designed by Rajan Sharma/The Indian Express)

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Salman Rushdie's 'Midnight Children' has been a Man Booker Prize favourite.(Designed by Rajan Sharma/The Indian Express)

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There is a skewed gender politics even among the winners of Man Booker Prize. (Designed by Rajan Sharma/The Indian Express)

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Eleanor Catton's 'The Luminaries' had received a lot of favourable reviews. (Designed by Rajan Sharma/The Indian Express)

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The winner of Man Booker Prize is met with much fanfare. (Designed by Rajan Sharma/The Indian Express)

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There is a story behind how the prize got its name. (Designed by Rajan Sharma/The Indian Express)

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The Man Booker Prize now selects only one winner. (Designed by Rajan Sharma/The Indian Express)

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