Michael Ondaatje's book "The English Patient" was voted the best novel to have won the Man Booker Prize in 50 years on Sunday. The five novels were then voted on by the public, which awarded the "Golden" Booker Prize to Ondaatje. As if that prize wasn't enough, Ondaatje's novel was famously adapted into a 1996 film starring Ralph Fiennes and Juliette Binoche that went on to win multiple Oscars.
The writer has won the Booker prize for the English patient in 1992.
All 51 previous winners were considered by a panel of five specially appointed judges, each of whom was asked to read the winning novels from one decade of the prize's history.
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"I am honoured as well as very surprised to receive this award for The English Patient, as I was to be in the company of the other remarkable nominees", said Ondaatje in a statement from his publisher, Penguin Random House.
"Golden Booker" - a special award established in honor of the 50th anniversary of the literary man Booker prize. "The English Patient" was selected by the novelist Kamila Shamsie to represent the 1990s. "The English Patient", which follows the lives of four characters brought together during World War II, told through the morphine-affected memories of a severely burned patient, was a Booker Prize victor in 1992. It is reported by The New York Times. "It's intricately (and rewardingly) structured, beautifully written, with great humanity written into every page..."
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Baroness Helena Kennedy, Chair of the Booker Prize Foundation, added: "It is a compelling work of fiction - both poetic and philosophical - and is a worthy victor of the Golden Man Booker".