Judges say Booker Prize winner ‘Shuggie Bain’ is ‘destined to become a classic’

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    A story of poverty, addiction and the force of motherly love in 1980s Glasgow has been crowned the winner of the UK’s top literary award. Debut novelist Douglas Stuart paid tribute to his late mother upon receiving the news of his Booker Prize win, saying that she “is on every page of this book”. FRANCE 24’s Catherine Khédir-Clifford discusses the touching autobiographical detail in “Shuggie Bain” and the dry humour and compassion that elevate it to must-read status.

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