The Presidential Daily Brief


  1. shutterstock 731147251

    ‘Lincoln in the Bardo’ Wins Man Booker Prize

    Well, this is novel. George Saunders, known for satirical short stories, has won Britain’s most prestigious literary prize for his first full-length work of fiction, a ghostly meditation about the death of Abraham Lincoln’s son. Only British Commonwealth citizens were eligible for the $66,000 award until 2014, but Saunders is now the second American to win. He said the novel had percolated for decades, but he’d finally written it because “on your own gravestone you don’t want it to say, ‘Avoided the thing he most wanted to do.’”

This story is part of The Presidential Daily Brief

view full edition