Saunders beat five other finalists to the prize for his first full-length novel, which uses the accounts of hundreds of narrators to weave a tale around the death of Abraham Lincoln’s 11-year-old son Willie.
“The form and style of this utterly original novel, reveals a witty, intelligent, and deeply moving narrative,” said Lola Young, chair of the judging panel. DM
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