JULIAN BARNES WINS MAN BOOKER PRIZE

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OR and bookmakers’ favourite Julian Barnes won the Man Booker Prize for fiction yesterday, despite once dismissing the coveted award as “posh bingo”. The 65-year-old won with The Sense of an Ending, which at 150 pages was described by one review as a “novella”. It was his fourth time on the Booker shortlist having previously been nominated for Flaubert’s Parrot in 1984, England, England in 1998 and Arthur and George in 2005.