27 November 2023 - Irish author Paul Lynch wins Booker Prize with Prophet Song
‘Soul-shattering’ Prophet Song by Paul Lynch wins 2023 Booker prize
Ella Creamer (The Guardian, 27/11/2023)
Irish author Paul Lynch has won the 2023 Booker prize for his fifth novel Prophet Song, set in an imagined Ireland that is descending into tyranny. It was described as a “soul-shattering and true” novel that “captures the social and political anxieties of our current moment” by the judging chair, Esi Edugyan.
Paul Lynch becomes only fifth Irish author to win Booker Prize with novel Prophet Song
Charlotte McLaughlin (Irish Independent, 26/11/2023)
Irish writer Paul Lynch has won the 2023 Booker Prize for his novel Prophet Song, with judges describing it as “soul-shattering” and “a triumph”.
The 46-year-old was presented with his trophy by last year’s winner Shehan Karunatilaka, at a ceremony held at Old Billingsgate in London.
Booker Prize 2023: Ireland's Paul Lynch wins with Prophet Song
Charlotte Gallagher (BBC News, 27/11/2023)
The 2023 Booker Prize has been awarded to Prophet Song, a dystopian vision of Ireland in the grips of totalitarianism.
It was written by Ireland's Paul Lynch, 46, marking the first time he has won the prestigious fiction writing prize.
Paul Lynch’s ‘Prophet Song’ wins Booker Prize for fiction
Frederick Studemann (Financial Times, 26/11/2023)
The Irish author Paul Lynch has won the 2023 Booker Prize for fiction for his novel Prophet Song, a dystopian portrait of the everyday realities of a country which has descended into authoritarian tyranny and civil conflict.