Author Anna an inspiration to budding novelists in NI
Belfast during the Troubles proved a fertile ground for Anna Burns, the first author from Northern Ireland to win the prestigious Man Booker Prize and its £50,000 award. While the setting for her novel, Milkman, is never named, its location is evident. The city was also the setting for her first novel, No Bones, which was shortlisted for the Orange Prize in 2002.
Milkman was the unanimous choice of the judges and was lauded for its originality and how the author tackled a disturbing theme. Anna, a shining star in the world of literature, deserves all the congratulations which have come her way and is a role model for young writers in the province.