Dutch novel 'The Discomfort of Evening' wins the 2020 International Booker Prize

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List for the Booker Prize for literature was announced today. NPR's Rose Friedman reports that prestigious British award goes to a work of fiction written in English. This year's winner is called The Discomfort of Evening in English. It's a debut novel by 29 year old Dutch writer Marieke Lucas Ryan felt the prizes youngest ever winner. It was a best seller in the Netherlands and was translated by Michelle Hutchison's Ryan Veld, who uses they and them pronouns, grew up in a Christian agricultural community in the Netherlands and still works on a farm. The novel is set on a dairy farm and follows a family spiraling into darkness after the death of a son. Fine build, has said that the book has caused some friction with family members. But in accepting the prize, said, quote I can say only that I am as proud as a cow with seven others. Rose Friedman, NPR NEWS NEW YORK The

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