The Narrow Road to Victory!

Congratulations are in order for Richard Flanagan, winner of the coveted Man Booker prize for his novel, The Narrow Road to the Deep North!

Screen shot 2014-10-14 at 2.56.43 PM

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!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s