The 2014 Man Booker Prize has been awarded to Richard Flanagan for his novel, The Narrow Road to the Deep North. Flanagan will receive £50,000 for this accomplishment.
Here’s more from The Huffington Post: “Born in Tasmania, Flanagan was the only Australian writer to make this year’s shortlist. His novel chronicles the experiences of a surgeon who has been imprisoned on the Burma Death Railway, a Japanese war camp during World War II. His sixth book, it’s based on his father’s true story. Philosopher and Booker chair A.C. Grayling called it “the sort of book that kicks you so hard in the stomach.”