Booker Prize winner Barry Unsworth dies
Barry Unsworth, the historical fiction author who shared the Booker Prize in 1992, has died at the age of 81.
His US agent told the New York Times he died in Perugia, Italy, of lung cancer.
The joint Booker victory of Unsworth’s Sacred Hunger and Michael Ondaatje’s The English Patient prompted a rule change preventing split decisions.
(via BBC News - Booker Prize winner Barry Unsworth dies)