Florence said both of the winning books "address the world today and give us insights into it and create characters that resonate with us".
Atwood becomes only the second female author to win the award twice, sharing the $62,800 (£50,000, 60,000 euros) prize at the 50th-anniversary ceremony at London's Guildhall.
That didn't stop the judges this time, though, with the chair of the judges, Peter Florence, saying they tried voting to split the novels but it "didn't work".
Florence said he wasn't anxious Evaristo, 60, would be overlooked as people focused on Atwood. "If you do not know what you're going to do, you have to say that it's a gesture". "You don't have to say, "I agree with it". When asked to be heard with the jury's actions, Ms.
Wood insisted the decision "doesn't set a precedent".
Ms. Atwood, who's sporting a badge of extinction, is said to be one of the world's most successful women and men.
On the subject of Atwood's The Testaments, Florence said: 'Now it looks more politically urgent than ever.
De Gea in doubt for Liverpool clash after Spain injury
Manchester United have suffered a major set back days before their Premier League clash against Liverpool at Old Trafford. United will also be without Pogba who is recovering from an ankle and foot injury after playing just twice since August.
NASA Announces Changes to Spacewalk Schedule, First All-Female Spacewalk
NASA has moved up the first all-female spacewalk to Thursday because of a power system failure at the International Space Station. The March spacewalk was called off because astronaut Ann McClain needed a medium spacesuit but only a large was available.
Sergio Aguero unhurt after auto crash
Watch Crystal Palace vs Manchester City live on Sky Sports Premier League on October 19 from 5pm; kick-off 5:30pm. The Argentina global has nine goals and two assists in eight matches in all competitions for City this term.
Margaret Atwood, who turns 80 on November 18, is the oldest author to ever win the Booker Prize. In 1974, Nadine Gordimer had won for The Conservationist along with Stanley Middleton for Holiday, and in 1992 by Michael Ondaatje had received the prestigious honour for The English Patient with Barry Unsworth for Sacred Hunger.
Florence said the jury was about to get away from it. Ms. "They railed against their lot in a grotty Soho caff' long before Soho became a trendy gay colony", Evaristo read a short extract. They were told no. After another 30 minutes of discussion, the jury refused to budge.
"The only result that we were happy with was to award the prize this year to both". The rules were changed after that to stipulate there can only be one victor each year.
The celebration of these two fiercely feminist books reflects an increasingly diverse panel featuring three women and two judges of colour, including Hirsh, the author of "Brit (ish): On Race, Identity and Belonging". Two roads diverged into a yellow wood and I took the one most travelled by. The testaments. The testaments.
At the outset, the themes are topical, contemporary and relevant-issues of Trump presidency, political turmoil in Britain, changing landscapes of countries like India, and the opioid addiction in the US-but the story shifts to a meta format, with the writer coming into the picture. Meanwhile, Evaristo will be the first ever black woman to win a Booker Prize.
"We explained this to the Booker people, they said they wouldn't allow it", he added.
The Booker Prize for fiction this year ended in a tie, with two winners announced on Monday in London.
The Booker Prize for Fiction, first awarded in 1969, is open to writers of any nationality, writing in English and revealed within the United Kingdom or Eire.