The Booker Prize for Fiction was announced on 14 October 2019, with the 2019 prize shared between Margaret Atwood and Bernardine Evaristo. Atwood’s The Testaments, the Canadian writer’s follow-up to The Handmaid’s Tale, was recognized alongside Londoner Evaristo’s novel Girl, Woman, Other. The BBC News states: “The award has been shared twice before – in 1974 and 1992 – but the rules were then changed to allow for only one book as the winner. But after five hours of deliberations, Peter Florence, the chair of the judges, said: “It was our decision to flout the rules.”
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