Paul Beatty becomes first American to win Booker Prize

Paul Beatty has become the first American author to win the prestigious Man Booker Prize for “The Sellout” — a satire of race and class in the United States. The novel, described by the judges as “shocking and unexpectedly funny”, tells the story of an African-American man who attempts to assert his identity, ironically by … Read more

Disabled Indian girl wins New Zealand’s top award

A 16-year-old girl, born prematurely in India and having a condition called hemiplegia, has won a prestigious award constituted to honour outstanding achievements of New Zealanders with disabilities, a media report said. Muskan Devta, a published author and inspirational speaker, was presented with the Supreme ACC Attitude Award for 2015 at Auckland’s Viaduct Events Centre … Read more