Milkman by Anna Burns (Faber & Faber) has been announced as the winner of the 50th Man Booker Prize.
Burns, 56, who was born in Belfast and lives in East Sussex, drew on the experience of Northern Ireland during the Troubles to write Milkman. Her first acclaimed novel, No Bones, was also set in this period. She saw off competition from two British writers, two American writers and one Canadian writer. Read more on the Man Booker website.