‘The English Patient’ voted best Man Booker Prize winner

Michael Ondaatje's The English Patient wins prestigious Golden Man Booker Prize

Michael Ondaatje's "The English Patient" was named the greatest-ever victor of the Man Booker Prize at an event Sunday celebrating five decades of the prestigious literary award.

The Canadian writer's tale of love and conflict during World War II was named victor of the Golden Man Booker Prize for fiction at a ceremony in London on Sunday.

He said he suspected the 1996 Oscar-winning adaptation of his novel, starring Ralph Fiennes, Juliette Binoche and Kristen Scott Thomas, probably had something to do with the result of the public vote.

The other finalists were In A Free State by V S Naipaul for the 70s, Moon Tiger by Penelope Lively for the 80s, Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel for the 2000s and Lincoln In The Bardo by George Saunders for the 2010s.

A panel of judges read all 51 former winners of the award, with each assigned a decade from the Booker's history.

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The award Ondatje brought his novel "the English patient", written in 1992.

The English Patient has been crowned the best work of fiction from the last five decades of the Man Booker Prize. "While we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the award, that all the books-winners are still printed, is a Testament to her award, influence and heritage", - said the Baroness.

The Golden Booker was held in 2018 to mark 50 successful years of the much coveted literary prize.

Michael Ondaatje was born in 1943 in Sri Lanka. The judges then winnowed their selections down to the top five, which were voted on by the public. Novelist Shamsie, author of Home Fire, selected the Second World War classic from all of the winners of the 1990s. "Ms. Shamsie said in a statement, "'The English Patient' is that rare novel which gets under your skin and insists you return to it time and again, always yielding a new surprise or delight".

Last year's victor, "Lincoln in the Bardo", by George Saunders, was selected by the poet Hollie McNish.

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