Paul Beatty, a Black man, who authored a satire novel on race called The Sellout, won the Man Booker literary award. The Man Booker Prize is an award given to authors that write influential literature.
“The truth is rarely pretty, and this is a book that nails the reader to the cross with cheerful abandon. It plunges into the heart of contemporary American society.”
– Amanda Foreman, Head Judge
Beatty’s book brings to light the story of a young Black man who was raised by a single Father in a town on the outskirts of Los Angeles. The father ends up being killed by the police, which sends his son into a downward spiral.
PushBlack sends our congratulations to Paul Beatty!