Congratulations are in order for Richard Flanagan, winner of the coveted Man Booker prize for his novel, The Narrow Road to the Deep North!
We’d like to say we’re surprised that the first Man Booker prize to allow American nominees was won by an Australian, but because of our ability to monitor the volume and sentiment of tweets in recent weeks, we’ve predicted this a week ago!
Although Flanagan won because of his “magnificent novel of love and war,” he wasn’t the favorite to win—in fact, just a couple hours before the announcement of the winner was made, news outlets were betting on Neel Mukherjee as the victor.
With all that’s said and done, we are thrilled with the decision and hope that you will join us for more interesting predictions in the coming weeks.
Next stop: the National Book Award!