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Wednesday, November 16, 2016

The Tiny Publisher Behind The Last Two Man Booker Winners

Oneworld acquired and published the last two winners of the Man Booker prize: Marlon James’s A Brief History of Seven Killings, a fictionalised account of the attempted murder of Bob Marley which judges called “extraordinary” last year, and Paul Beatty’s satire of racial politics in America, The Sellout, which the jury compared to Swift and Twain when it won the £50,000 award in October. It had been turned down 18 times.  This is an amazing feat by a publisher with just 23 staff that only started publishing fiction in 2009.
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