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British writer V.S. Naipaul of Indian ancestry had won the 2001 Nobel
||Peter Carey, the Australian
born author had claimed the 2001 Booker Prize for his book, True
History of the Kelly Gang.
It's a historically-based novel about Ned Kelly, an Australian
outlaw who lived a short and hard-edged life of crime during the
nineteenth century. The novel merges the Western, adventure, and
historical fiction genres into one very compelling read. The
judges explained that they chose Carey's novel "because it
is a magnificent story of the early settler days in Australia,
expressed through the unforgettable voice of a vilified man who
came to stand for more than he knew."
Peter Carey won the Booker in 1988 for his book Oscar and
Lucinda. Before, South African writer J.K. Coetzee had
won the Booker Prize twice (Life and Times of Michael K.
in 1983 and Disgrace in 1999)
Novels shortlisted for the 2001 Booker Prize:
Atonement, Ian McEwan
Oxygen, Andrew Miller
number9dream, David Mitchell
The Dark Room, Rachel Seiffert
Hotel World, Ali Smith
List of previous Booker Prize winners Click
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