Atwood was noted for the novel The Testaments, Euristo for the book Girl, Woman, Other.
Laureates will share the prize of 50 thousand pounds. The rules of the award prohibit sharing the award, but the jury “could not separate” these two works.
In addition to Margaret Atwood and Bernardin Evaristo, Lucy Ellmann (Ducks, Newburyport), Chigosi Obioma (An Orchestra of Minorities), Salman Rushdy (Quichotte) and Elif Shafak (10 Minutes 38 Seconds in This Strange World claimed the prize) ").
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Margaret Atwood received the Booker Prize for the continuation of "The Handmaid's Tale", which is based on the series. The action takes place 15 years after the end of the narration of the previous book. In 2000, Atwood already became a Booker Prize laureate.
Bernardine Evaristo is a British with Anglo-Nigerian roots. Her novel “Girl, Woman, Other” tells about the lives of 12 people, most of whom are black British, mostly women.