The winners of Booker Prize 2019 were announced on 15th October 2019 and two women share the prize for their incredible novels.
“A room without books is like a body without a soul.” ―
The winners for Booker Prize 2019 were announced on 15th October and Margaret Atwood and Bernardine Evaristo won this year’s prize. Margaret won the prize for her book ‘The Testaments’ and Bernardine won it for her book ‘Girl, Woman, Other’. This win comes with a lot of first times as Evaristo is the first black woman to win a Booker Prize and at 79, Atwood becomes the oldest winner for the prize. People, however, have a mixed feeling as this is the first time that the award is shared between two individuals.
Here is how Twitter shared a mixed reaction on the Booker Prize 2019 results:
— Alex Bugailiskis (@bugaila) October 15, 2019
I'ma act like Bernardine won all by herself and that this whole "joint winners" thing never happened. OK, great🐸☕ #BookerPrize2019
— Rachel Matthews (@rahelka) October 15, 2019
— michelle fortin (@mitch410) October 15, 2019
Interesting the #BookerPrize2019 panel have spent months not making a decision
— dylan leigh (@dylantleigh) October 15, 2019
— Shooter (@ShooterLitMag) October 15, 2019
First black woman to win the #BookerPrize2019 .🙌🏾🙌🏾🙌🏾
Feminism, sexuality and being black all interwoven to form deeply intimate portraits of 12 characters across generations.
— Dr. Yassin Brunger (@YBrunger) October 15, 2019
I love it when the competition is so fierce that the judges have to bend the rules! Congratulations to both the fantastic authors. #MargaretAtwood Perhaps Canada's finest contribution to the world after insulin!#GirlPower #BookerPrize2019
— Dipsikha Biswas (@itsmedipsikha) October 15, 2019
— Peter Simmonds (@PeterSimmo) October 15, 2019
This year the Booker Prize is shared. Not a “fudge”, really. Perhaps it’s best understood as a reminder of how impossible it is, in the end, for the subjective process of weighing one novel against another to come to an objective conclusion.#BookerPrize2019 pic.twitter.com/mMEny4KU9r
— Gregory Bufithis 🇬🇷 🌊 (@GregBufithis) October 15, 2019
it’s genuinely so fucking ugly that the first time a black woman has won the the #BookerPrize2019 it’s being split….with Atwood of all people…..like they really broke their own rules to be racist
— skeleren 💀🥀 (@reniwamoto) October 15, 2019
— Pointed views 💗💜💙 (@JennyKayNZ) October 15, 2019
— Felicity Haythorn (@Haythorn_copy) October 15, 2019
— Vanya (@bookishtakeaway) October 15, 2019
Not that I think awards or prizes are relevant anymore, but The Testaments REALLY should not have won the #BookerPrize2019. It’s super unnecessary and not good?
— Diana (@alienpeanut911) October 15, 2019
Congrats to both the winners!