On Sunday Paul Lynch, the Irish writer won the 2023 booker prize. It was for  the novel “Prophet  Song”, about a family on the edges of a catastrophe as an imaginary Irish  government veers towards tyranny. This is Lynch’s fifth novel . The way  western democracies are in unrest and their indifferences are depicted in the novel. When a disaster such as the implosion of Syria takes place their indifference towards this is exhibited  .  One of the judges of the chair of the Booker’s 2023 Esi Edugyan said that “From that first knock at the door, ‘Prophet Song’ forces us out of our complacency as we follow the terrifying plight of a woman seeking to protect her family in an Ireland descending into totalitarianis”. For the  Ireland’s Sunday Tribune newspaper, Lynch was the previous  chief film critic . With extreme realisation of his writings Lynch wanted his readers to understand totalitarianism. In the Booker Prize website which was published had his comments. He said “I wanted to deepen the reader’s immersion to such a degree that by the end of the book, they would not just know, but feel this problem for themselves,” He follows Anne Enright to become the 5th author to win the Booker prize. Before him are four authors .  They are Iris Murdoch, John Banville, Roddy Doyle and Anne Enright, the organisers of the competition said.  Margaret Atwood, Salman Rushdie and Yann Martel are the first set of winners awarded in 1969.


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