Congratulations to American author George Saunders who just took home the Man Booker for his first full-length novel, Lincoln in the Bardo!
I read Lincoln in the Bardo earlier this year, and to be honest, I still haven’t quite figured out what to make of it. It’s one of the most unique things I’ve ever read – Saunders creates a striking fusion of multiple literary styles, resulting in a work that’s part novel, part play, and part poetry – but was the result of this eclectic mix of styles harmony or dissonance? Personally, I haven’t decided… but the Man Booker panel clearly has, so again, congratulations to George Saunders for wowing the judges with his fascinating and experimental novel.
What did you guys think of Lincoln in the Bardo? Man Booker worthy? Let me know what you think!